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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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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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Fantastic Museum

This really is one of the better museums in South America. If you are in Bogota, this should be on your highlights list. Super cheap entry ($4,000 COP) and thousands of ornate and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This really is one of the better museums in South America. If you are in Bogota, this should be on your highlights list. Super cheap entry ($4,000 COP) and thousands of ornate and ancient gold pieces to admire. Signs in Spanish AND English are really helpful and the layout is nicely done. Been twice now and enjoyed it both times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a must do in bogota. There are numerous gold work dating from 200 bc. The skills of the pre Colombian people are admirable. The entrance fee is 4000 pesos and it takes around 1-1:30h to do the whole thing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum tells the history of gold. A few pieces are really cool, and the displays are well done, The entry fee is cheap enough so worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

O didn't really know what to expect when I went there but I was surprised at the end! It was a great experience !!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gold museum wasn't as spectacular as I had anticipated, but it is definitely a must see for Bogota. There was a lot of history presented as well as the artifacts. Good maps and videos too. A highlight was a private coffee tasting at the cafe there. The barista had three identical amounts of the same coffee and prepared them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brilliant museum and I've never seen so much gold. The artefacts are well displayed and descriptions in English. Massive museum u 3rd floor is best. Good café with great coffee as well.

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Thank Deborah P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent about 3 hours walking around in awe of the museum's beautiful displays of ancient crafted gold & pottery. Impressive, collection, and the tour includes English interpretation as well. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum highlights the history of the area as reflected by gold jewelry, instruments, and articles made throughout history. The entry fee is just one dollar. The best part of the museum is at the end - on the top floor. You'll enter a dark room through a door. I won't give away the surprise, but it's fantastic!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a very extensive collection of metal artifacts, well arranged by area of the country. The basement houses a small, but stunning exhibition of molas, which are embroidery panels made by the local Kuna women for their blouses. A video shows how they're sewn, which gives a greater appreciation for these little works of fabric art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning collection - memorable! I think that because you are mostly looking at ancient gold artefacts & jewellery shaped as birds, animals etc and the history of the ancient civilisations, shamanism etc.it becomes fascinating even to people who are not usually excited about museums. This really is one wit a difference. Everything is clearly labelled , with explanations in... More 

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