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Address: Centro, Calle 33 # 3 - 123 | Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 6600778
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Nice museum

The museo del Oro Zenu is a very nice, small museum. No entry fee but try to avoid the lines with the cruises.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The museo del Oro Zenu is a very nice, small museum. No entry fee but try to avoid the lines with the cruises.

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Some museums have too much, and one can get bored. This museum has just the right amount of items on display - especially the gold - to keep you interested. And the great a/c is a nice respite from the outdoor heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Located on Plaza Bolivar, this small museum gives a very informative look at the Zenu culture. You can see models of the native villages, watch videos in different languages, and admire exhibits of gold and pottery artifacts from as far back as 200 BC. Nicely air conditioned as well! No admission charged.

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crimsonidle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a small museum but there are some interesting artefacts, displayed beautifully. The best part of course, is that it is free to enter.

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Queens NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Afternoon is too hot and what a pleasure to go in the museum. You can watch a video of how trinkets etc were made and it was fascinating. Upstairs, you can see the little gold adornments etc. Nice indeed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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

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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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