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Museo del Oro Zenu

Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #12 of 39 attractions in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Usa, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The gold museum is the very very interesting museum. I think you have to go one time there, depending on your situation, in less than one half hour.

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San Francisco, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This small museum is located across the street to Plaza Bolivar. It has a small and beautiful collection of gold pieces. If you're not interested in reading all the details, you can easily stroll through the entire museum in 15 min. It's free and the AC is on full blast. So there's really no reason not to visit, unless you're... More

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Matawan, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The beautiful gold and pottery pieces revealed how advanced the native population destroyed by SpaIn were. The exhibit on farming and flood control by the natives showed land use that should be emulated today.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

tiny museum, nothing compared to the Museo del Oro in Bogota. there is nothing interesting to see, you can easily avoid entering

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Alpine, Utah
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When we first went in I thought it was just a nice place to cool off, but it really was a very interesting museum. Great exhibits of the gold artifacts but also told about how the native peoples lived - well done. Worth the 45 minutes + or so you can spend in there

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Birm
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Hey, its a free museum to duck into in the middle of the day with strong A/C. Really, how can I give that a poor review? I won't. But honestly, its not much more than that. The exhibits are pretty small and not super-interesting IMHO, but I get bored with museums easily, so take this with a grain of salt.... More

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Brasilia, DF
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Free entrance, nice artifacts in gold, small museum but worth to see. You won't spend more than 30 minutes there, just if you read all the informations of each room

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A junior version of the gold museum in Bogota. In addition it features artifacts, information and a short film in English on the pre-Colombian Zenu culture. Good place to get out of the heat at Parque de Bolivar. Check it out. It's free, so how bad can it be ?

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Centrally located in Old Town- very broad and interesting selection of gold artifacts on 2 floors, although not much details in English

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My family and I loved this museum on the Plaza Bolívar in Cartagena. It is very small – just a few rooms spread around two floors – but it contains a wealth of beautiful, ancient gold artifacts from various early inhabitants of what is now Colombia. The exhibits were very thoughtfully laid out, and it was nice that there were... More

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