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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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Address: Carrera 6 No.15-88, Bogota 110321, Colombia
Phone Number:
+57 1 3432222
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important...

The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic metallurgy in the world. As its history, which dates back to 1939, has unfolded, so this institution has become a symbol of Colombia's cultural memory. Its golden exhibition, fully renewed in November, 2008, is a place you cannot miss in your next trip to Bogota.

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Excellent museum

I could spend a day in the museum - there is so much to see. The rooms are divided into different regions and different tribes and the artefacts are amazing. The dark circular... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I could spend a day in the museum - there is so much to see. The rooms are divided into different regions and different tribes and the artefacts are amazing. The dark circular room, with over 2,000 gold objects is incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best museums. Beautiful pieces of history and art. Great coffee shop and gift store. The only place you will ever see so much gold

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was just a fantastic museum showing how different pre Colombian tribes made their wares with gold and other materials. It was really well set out and all the exhibits were in English as well as Spanish. Could have spent hours there and I did!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a free day in Bogota, we went to Montserrate and a coffee tasting which only left 1.5 hrs for the museum. Got a overview but would have liked more time. Make sure you see the first rooms where the gold molding process is documented

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty overwhelming collection of unique, antique gold pieces. It is free on some weekend days, but the normal cost is only about $1.25 USD anyway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am the type to read everything so maybe that is why I was still only on the first floor after 1.5hrs haha. But the collection is exemplary. I visited gold museums of Cartagena and Santa Marta before this and, whilst Santa Marta's was interesting for its focus on Tairona, the Gold Museum of Bogota was something else and encapsulated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pre-Columbian peoples of Colombia were master goldsmiths, using sophisticated techniques like lost wax to create amazing piece. Do not miss the airplane looking pieces that generated speculation about prehistoric visits from aliens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is extremely interesting and well done. It takes you through the history of the indigenous people of Colombia by looking at their gold products. No wonder the Spanish invaded and wanted the gold-it's amazing! It is also so interesting to learn of the different groups within the different areas of Colombia. I thought we would spend an hour-we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the first places we visited in Bogota, and in Colombia. The museum deserves it's reputation. The collection of gold artifacts is great. It's well displayed and the museum is overall a great place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very well designed exhibitions with English translations. Museum is easy to explore and navigate. Directional signs are place everywhere so you will not get lost.

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