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Address: Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 6600778
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Cartagena's Gold Museum

Cartagena's gold museum should be judged on it's own merits and not compared to it's much bigger brother in Bogota. First off, it's free so what could you really complain about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a tiny, but fascinating collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor contains farming and mining tools and explanations of cultural traditions. Most of the displays include explanations in English and Spanish. Admission is free, but you may be solicited by a museum employee who is selling gold.

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You can visit this museum in 1/2 hour. Worth your time. It is very well done AND has AC!!!! It's worth visiting and gives you an appreciation for Colombian culture and history.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Awsome museum! Officer Alvarez was very kind and explained a lot of the precious pieces of gold they exhibit in the museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cartagena's gold museum should be judged on it's own merits and not compared to it's much bigger brother in Bogota. First off, it's free so what could you really complain about? It has air conditioning and signage in English. It is the only local museum that directly addresses the pre-Columbian indigenous cultural presence on the coast. And since it's on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you have visited Bogotá's gold museum you will be very disappointed and bored about this gold museum in Cartagena. It's very small and kinda lame. Some golden jewelries in few rooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A small collection of Zenu culture. No entrance fee to be paid. Nice to have the AC on warm days. Stairs, so difficult for wheelchair. By the 25th people, I would call it crowded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Was ok. The exhibits were nice but the museum is very small. The AC was more than welcome, and made the stay more enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

very small museum but really interesting opportunity to explore the Zenu culture and see fascinating artifacts that help illuminate a way of life and a very rich culture. Admission is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The museo del Oro Zenu is a very nice, small museum. No entry fee but try to avoid the lines with the cruises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Some museums have too much, and one can get bored. This museum has just the right amount of items on display - especially the gold - to keep you interested. And the great a/c is a nice respite from the outdoor heat.

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Address: Address: Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 6600778
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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