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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

14,245 Reviews

Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

14,245 Reviews
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Jose David wrote a review Sep 2020
Medellin, Colombia1 contribution
When i went to this part of the Bogota city, I was very happy, there I learned so much and saw his magnificent artefacts that our indigenous civilizations created in the prehipanic period. There I with my friend took a tour for all the museum and looked all the beautiful and courious objects that are there. Also, there are a mini cinema when you I watched many interesting videos about how the natives created this atefacts, so i really recomendate this place
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Date of experience: October 2019
Myo M wrote a review Jun 2020
Coquitlam, Canada18,300 contributions542 helpful votes
Walking around the big glass display cases on the 2nd & 3rd floors of the Museum, the experience was both an awesome one (plenty of small gold objects displayed in kind of an "interesting way" of being suspended in the air or such with also gold-colored backgrounds in many of those display cases for maybe a "visual enhancement" to view those gold objects) & a unique one (having never been to a gold museum before, and deciding not to enter the one in Costa Rica later on due to its "pretty excessive" admission compared to this one!). And yes, not just those of gold, but also non-gold objects mainly pottery items of ceramics & such are to be found (although of not much interest to me having seen "plenty alikes" in pre-Columbian museums of Peru & Chile), then to see on the top floor is a big "floor map" of the country & also these "quite creative" miniature 3-D models of village scenes & such in a row of cube-shaped displays. In all, I would suggest an hour or so browsing this museum especially the 2nd & 3rd floors "quite packed" with displays so as to "easily miss" some interesting ones (such as a golden jaguar mask for the wearer to obtain the power of that "sacred feline"!) among just plenty with "the credit for all of which" to the artisans of the times of the Incas & those before (quite an informative map to see along the staircase between the floors as well indicating the places of excavation all over the present-day Colombia). And nearby, just across the small plaza right in front of this big 4-storied museum is the "big pedestrian street" Carrera 7 (lined with shops, restaurants & sidewalk vendors) and where there's also the lovely Iglesia de San Francisco actually just directly across the street from the museum plaza (although not much time needed inside the church with also no photo allowed); and not so close by but at just about a 10-minute walk south along Carrera 7 (to the left after coming out of this museum) is the city's "main plaza" Plaza de Bolivar (pretty spacious & just a "wide-open" one except for the statue of Simon Bolivar at the center, and where along one side is Catedral Metropolitana with "two parts" of the interior which are not too much but fairly ornate & decorative).
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Date of experience: December 2019
The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore10,514 contributions511 helpful votes
This could be if not the only then one of the few gold museums in the world. It has some good collections here which is a presentation of this country's history. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Robert S wrote a review May 2020
Lawrence, Kansas2,669 contributions489 helpful votes
This place is not just about the gold. It is all about Colombian culture and history _ and there is an amazing amount of gold. I visited many, many years ago and it has had some tech updates since then. We really were impressed with the quality of the displays. There is a gold room, with a 360 degree display that was great. You can learn a lot about Colombia here. A Bogota must-see!
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Date of experience: June 2019
Felipe V wrote a review May 2020
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This museum located at the heart of the city shows to visitors the different works made with gold by the precolumbian tribes and nations living in Colombia. When you visit, the most valuable thing is to really observe the details of the figures. It is really surprising to know how the indigenous people were real masters in goldsmith. Especially in the Pacific coast. It is also an aopportunity to understand and learn a little bit more about the life of precolumbian nations and how gold was valuable to them but nonetheless not as valuable as for the europeans. I definately recomend the visit, if you miss it is like if you missed one of the best things Bogotà can offer to the world.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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