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Museo del Oro Zenu

Address: Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 6600778
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Ranked #14 of 93 things to do 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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Greenbelt, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

While this museum was small, it was a great part of our day to walk around a learn a bit more about the history of Colombia's indigenous peoples and the art of gold and metal working. Definitely recommend watching some of the short films in the small theater, they were fascinating.

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New York City, New York
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed the exhibits, which focused on the metallurgic work of Colombia's indigenous peoples. It absolutely worth a stop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The museum was a respite from the heat and humidity. It's small, free and the descriptions are in Spanish and English which made it easier to enjoy this museum.

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Miami, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I spend 40 minutes there. There's nothing overwhelming, but it's great way to get to know more about Zenu culture. Moreover, the museum is free and located in the centre of wall city.

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South Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent small museum, nothing on the scale of the Gold Museum in Bogota. Closed Mondays. Free admission. Excellent displays, very educational with info in both Spanish and English. Good video of various styles of gold molding and finishing processes.

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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is a small free exhibition but complete with interesting objects. After walking under the hot sun, walking in this nice spot feels like an Oasis.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you have ever visited the Bogota gold museum, you wont find this exhibit so special. If you are in the plaza and want to go, at least is free!

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Yes, The Gold Museum is a MUST SEE in the beautiful old walled city of Cartagena. There are 3 good reasons to make a stop at this free musuem, honoring Columbia's long history with Gold. First, the displays are interesting with many ancient gold objects to view. Secondly, the musuem is centrally located, free, and Air Conditioned ( a must... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A nice museum across from the Plaza Bolivar, the Gold Museum displays artifacts with good explanations in both English and Spanish. Attractively, it's free, the air conditioning is a relief in the stifling Cartagena heat and the bathrooms are spotless.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you walk around the Old City, you will certainly at some point be on the Plaza Bolivar. This museum is just across the street. It is small, really a vault us three rooms, but it has some beautiful gold pieces, copper pieces and urns.there is also information on the indigenous people's over several centuries, Zenu. The placards are in... More 

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