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Museo del Oro Zenu

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Address: Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 6600778
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Gold, gold, airconditioning and gold

It's a very nice museum with air conditioning:) The entrance is free of charge.Smaller than in Bogota but worth visiting. Lots of information about local indigenous people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Wroclaw, Poland

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a small, but nicely curated museum. It is free and would take about an hour or less to fully view. There are placards on the items in English and Spanish, which provided the historical significance. In addition to the gold relics, there are a few other interesting objects, like stone tools. The museum is air conditioned and centrally... More 

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Really nice display of Colombian gold and artifacts. The displays are interesting and the pieces are spectacular.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a very nice museum with air conditioning:) The entrance is free of charge.Smaller than in Bogota but worth visiting. Lots of information about local indigenous people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is a smaller version of Bogotá's Museo del Oro, but covers the coastal civilizations. It is a much easier-to-digest amount of gold to see and learn about than in Bogotá. If you already went to the one in Bogotá this can be skipped if it is a matter of time. However, there is something special about this museum as... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is like a tiny summary version of the rather overwhelming Muse del Oro in Bogota. Every piece that is displayed is exquisite, it's not too big to understand and the captions include an English translation. It was quite a lovely place to spend a bit of time in air conditioned comfort.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I guess this museum suits Cartagena. It is well located and has a 'local' collection of gold from the region, but that's about it. It's quite small and if you don't find this historically relevant don't even bother going inside. The pieces are amazingly old. If you happen to go here anyway, make sure you read everything, especially in level... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Other than is free and central, the one in Bogota even though you pay is much much bigger and complete

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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