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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

Parque de Santander, en la carrera 5a esquina de la calle 16 | Calle 16 # 5-88, Bogota 1, Colombia (La Candelaria)
571-3432222
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As featured in 3 days in Bogota
Ranked #2 of 122 Attractions in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic metallurgy in the world. As its history, which... more » Owner description: The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic metallurgy in the world. As its history, which dates back to 1939, has unfolded, so this institution has become a symbol of Colombia's cultural memory. Its golden exhibition, fully renewed in November, 2008, is a place you cannot miss in your next trip to Bogota. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Nice that it is for free on Sundays! The stories behind the gold are very nice (for example, where it comes from, how it was used,...)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Interesting pre-columbian artifacts in a very well maintained and comfortable facility. We enjoyed the excellent service in the coffee shop. Excellent coffee.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum, well presented and well structured. Very reasonable to enter and the rooms and themes are well thought through. Some of the gold work is intensely powerful and will create a lasting impression

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

very nice history and wonderful exhibits on display. I suggest the self guided tour, at your own pace.

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New Orle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous walk into time, It was amazing to see the art with gold , done by craftsmen with only a wood fire and stone tools to heat and form the gold. The trip through time was breathtaking, moving . It is a beautiful building, interactive and captivating . Yes, by all means go !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Don't leave Bogota without visiting this spectacular museum. It handles the large and diverse crowds it receives well, with enough space for quiet contemplation but also dramatic installations and recreations. Beautiful works of art, brilliantly displayed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've been to several other gold museums, and this one by far is my favorite for the amount of work that they've done in curating their pieces. Plus, it's a bargain: 1,000 pesos to get in? Unheard of anywhere else. If you're visiting soon, please take time to visit the special exhibit on the basement level: great presentation of the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I like all the views, the exposition was excellent, and I took lots of photos, did an album, and bought on the Museum store a nice bracelet. I had a great time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The ambience is fantastic, it wasnt crowded and the museum is very well organized. The architecture is also fabulous.

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

enjoyed learning about the culture and seeing all the gold. Nothing that we disliked easy to learn in spite of communication challenges

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