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Museo del Oro Zenu

Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Museo del Oro Zenú is part of the regional network of Museo del Oro, Bogota. It hosts the golden adornments of the Zenú people that lived in the Caribean plains two thousand years ago, and their ceramics, and it states that Zenues still live and preserve their way of living near Cartagena.
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Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the places I most wanted to visit in the city. And it didn't disappoint. We were on a tour that stopped at the Museo. It is air conditioned which is a HUGE plus. But the displays were well done and there...More

Thank judyt1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing--and free! And the only place with English info written on each exhibit. It tells the story of the indigenous peoples of the northern part of the country in a very clear and interesting way. And the gold is beautiful as well....More

Thank angelalduffy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum offers some good information on gold in Colombia. It’s a small museum so it will not take much time to visit.

Thank ectravelermd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting and enlightening small museum with some beautiful artefacts. Well worth a visit, we preferred it to the Palace of Inquisition. It's free and has everything translated into English - which the Palace of Inquisition did not!

Thank Oliviaj1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a nice little time in this small Free Entrance Museum. They had videos on how the earrings and gold designs where made. This was in the Old City and easy to find. Across the street is the Inquisition Museum and there is a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice small museum that is free to enter. It has numerous displays of gold items made by the native peoples of the area. The history is very interesting. There is some history into the native culture. There is a movie that explains...More

Thank Lostagainadvisor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems that everyone says the best gold museum is in Bogotá. This one was quite small and the exhibits weren’t all that interesting. I’m not much of a museum person but the gold museum in Santa Marta was better than this one. At least you...More

Thank Mikeypas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum displays gold artifacts from pre columbian native civilizations. There are also explanations of the culture and practices of these civilizations. Most of the signage is in Spanish and English. There is a good explanation of how the artifacts were created by the pre...More

Thank MIHorseman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Give it a try if you have an hour, you will find a small sample of Bogota more famous museum gold jewels. We opted to have a guide who explained us that 1 ceiling in Cartagena are high as they allowed men riding on horses...More

Thank Francesco M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Incredible museum! The artistry of the Indian cultures was beautiful. The museum really provided educational value regarding the history and culture of the indigenous peoples. This is a definitely a place to spend some time.

Thank deltawave
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Will E
10 September 2017|
Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
I am not clear what the question is. You will have time to visit both the museo and the bank easily in one morning or one afternoon.
4 September 2017|
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Response from phebess | Reviewed this property |
They do not carry replica jewelry at the museum. I looked, and asked one of the workers there. They walked me to a place down the street that had jewelry incorporating some replica items with huge stone beads. Not what I... More
Erna B
7 October 2015|
Response from museodeloro | Property representative |
Museo del Oro Zenú belongs to Banco de la República, the central bank of Colombia. There is a gold museum in Bogota, and six regional museums focusing on the regional archaeology. They are all different, and their golden... More
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