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Address: Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 6600778
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Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage...

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Mediocre display of gold artifacts.

We only went because it was included in our guided tour of Cartagena and were not very impressed. It does have various pieces of gold and other artifacts from pre Colonial and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We only went because it was included in our guided tour of Cartagena and were not very impressed. It does have various pieces of gold and other artifacts from pre Colonial and Colonial times but if you are going to the Gold Museum in Bogota you can safely miss this one.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

In general when you visit Cartagena you have already gone to Bogotá where the Museo del Oro in fantastic. So it is not a valuable visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Small but very impressive museum with a collection of not only gold but pottery of the pre-Columbian population. Intricate displays of workmanship that rivaled anything Europe was producing at the time. Sadly not in weaponry to stop their invasion and one weeps to think of the countless works of art melted down into bullion by greedy conquistadors. It's worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Of the various small plazas all around Cartagena, this is one of the best. There are several elegant buildings around it and the palm trees provide welcome shade from the tropical sun.

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Sunnyside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The gold exhibit is quite beautiful and the AC is welcome when walking around the old city. The museum is free and worth the cool, stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Zenu Gold Museum – 2 main exhibits celebrate the arts of the Zenu indigenous population that inhabited the area for more than 2,000 years. The artifacts are housed in a charming colonial house in the “Centro”of the Walled City. Gold was central to the city’s development since 1533. The tour guide was entertaining…..always wondered why many of the statues... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited it after the Inquisition palace. The entrance is free, there are rooms with ac, you can watch a movie how a piece of a metal becomes a piece of jewelry.

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I really liked this Museum and thought it was the best stop we made while in Cartagena. The Museum does not charge a fee to visit and the majority of information is in Spanish so you may want to hire a tour guide. The gold exhibits are amazing one of the largest exhibits of gold that I have seen. If... More 

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Hawthorn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This a little gem with an excellent collection of Inca and Pre Inca artifacts. Free to visit and not too many visitors means you can really enjoy and learn from the experience

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a small gold museum, but is free, so it is worth seeing it if you have the time. It probably take you no more that 30 minutes

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