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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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Address: Carrera 5 | Calle 16, Bogota 110321, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 3432222
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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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Lovely and inexpensive museum

Lots of beautiful gold pieces interspersed with historical information. Entrance fee is inexpensive and accessible to all.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of beautiful gold pieces interspersed with historical information. Entrance fee is inexpensive and accessible to all.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This highly regarded museum has a singular focus -- the history of gold and historic things made of gold that have contributed to Colombian culture. While fascinating, I found it a bit "too much" after awhile. So, notably, one of my favorite stops was the special exhibit on the lower level that demonstrated the history and process of making Mola... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited this museum in the past. It has changed over the years. The exhibit is staggering. The descriptions on each piece are in English and Spanish. I do not see the need for a guide. There are floors of important artifacts. It is a pleasure to see so many beautiful museum pieces.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is definitely worth a visit. It has a huge number of exhibits and it's laid out very well, not just in regard to the exhibits but it tells you the history of gold in South America, from the beginning many centuries ago to now. The exhibits also have English translations making it all the better for non Spanish... More 

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Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss the Gold Museum! Start early and allow time to see the many exquisite pieces on display. Photos are allowed without flash, and there are tours available in English. A book is on sale at the museum shop with photos of many of the pieces and their history in Spanish.There is a popular restaurant at the museum where you... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought I had seen a lot of gold in Dubai but this place was another level. The history behind the gold was fascinating. Just as we found ourselves "golded out" we were at the end of the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't quite sure what to expect but was pretty impressed. Very good exposition and one could take a couple of hours to explore. Many interesting things and very well displayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is great place to see while in Bogotá. I have not seen any place with so much gold. Also, this is a great place to learn more about the history of Colombia. Definitely a must visit place.

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Satu Mare, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, I really did enjoy this museum and its pieces. Some of them are astonishing and it's great that you can take pictures without concerns. Be sure to check the multimedia room with the ceremonial on the lake. (Related to small golden ship) Must visit, for sure. The museum official album at the bookstore is not expensive, may be a... More 

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think this museum is a great way to learn a lot of the colombian history, most of it through the history of gold and esmeralds. Cheap (3000 COP) and free on sundays. Also has a toured guide (included in the price) that I imagine would be worthwhile

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