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Museo del Oro Zenu

Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #15 of 37 Attractions in Cartagena
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was one of the best museums in Cartagena, free of charge, but not even close to the Museo de Oro in Bogota. That one is the best!

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Clearwater, Florida
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was our main goal while in Cartagena to go to the Gold Museum. It is small but the treasures are so beautiful. All displays are very nice and you are allowed to take pictures. The museum is actually inside a vault with a guard at the door who lets you enter. The gold pieces were interesting and each one... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Excellent presentation of gold ornaments and burial urns with explanations of the regions where ithey were found. Less overwhelming than the Gold Museum in Bogotá.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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168 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited the city for one day while on a Panama Canal full transit cruise. It is an easy city to visit on your own and easy to walk to this museum. There are also taxis. I did not know about the Pre-Columbian Zenu people who lived here. This museum was interesting and informative. Thei Zenu's gold work is dazzling.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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600 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I think this museum has a fair amount of gold presented and it displays the artisan work and the development of it over the years. The museum also shows the colonial desire for the precious metal. The museum is small and should only take at most 30 minutes to view everything and maybe shorter if you glance and everything quickly.... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a nice little museo but it smelled like they had just sprayed for bugs - so I had to exit quickly.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This museum only has 4 display rooms, but it's free to visit and contains some interesting material with signs in English. Worth a visit as you explore Cartagena.

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Roatan, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Loved the gold museum, especially the attention to historical detail. The video presentation about the "lost wax" technique of fabrication was very informative. And the details about pre-Columbian peoples was great.

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Bogota, Colombia
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful small museum with wonderful goldpieces from the Tairona country and surroundings. Wonderfully exposed. It is worth a visit!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a free museum offering a small collection of the beautiful precolombian goldsmith work, with an emphasis on the Zenu culture. A nice sampling of what you can explore in the Gold Museum of Bogota. A gem if you wish for a fresh and short break from the heat and the streets of Cartagena. The staff are super friendly,... More 

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