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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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Address: Parque de Santander, en la carrera 5a esquina de la calle 16 | Calle 16 # 5-88, Bogota 1, Colombia
Phone Number: 571-3432222
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important...
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.
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Beutiful museum

Take your time to enjoy it. Many beautiful items to see that are tiny and detailed. I visit almost each time I am in Bogota.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Take your time to enjoy it. Many beautiful items to see that are tiny and detailed. I visit almost each time I am in Bogota.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must if you like to understand a litlle of the story of the peoples that inhabited the lands now known as Colombia. For the intrested visitor, you will have the chance of comparing the different objects (gold and other alloys) from these cultures and get a sense of the diversity in their usage, meaning and technology. I rnjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to other Gold museums in Latin America and I enjoyed this one by far because of the level of detail that they provide. If you just want to skim, you can do that as well. I also enjoyed some of the modern cultural aspects they have incorporated some of the exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It was honestly a boring trip. Maybe more interesting if you have someone to tell you more deeply about the history, but if you're just on your own reading the descriptions it's no fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Explore and learn the history of Colombia through this museum. Gold is appreciated by many, dating back to many, many years before the Spaniards set foot on this magnificent land. When you visit this museum, don't forget to learn about the El Dorado myth and the Lago Guatavita.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The gold museum located in historical center in Bogota, takes the visitor to a travel to the past, explaining in depth detail the ancient cultures which left its customes, life perception, its fears and modus vivendi reflexed in rich pieces of gold which the visitor can photograph and admire as well. Recommended to visit 100% to every foreign people which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Everything you did not know about precious metals and their history. Perhaps more there than is really necessary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Gold Museum is a fun little distraction. Seeing all of the gold craft was very interesting and pretty. I wasn't completely blown away by the exhibits but I did find some of them genuinly interesting. The museum is well laid out and has a nice flowing feeling to it. If you don't know which way you're going don't worry,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Best place to know about the ancient cultures that lived in Colombia and all the skils that they had for their works in goldsmith.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to visit during your tripe to Bogotá at an accesible price. You can recreate the history of the spanish conquest to América.

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