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Museo del Oro Zenu

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“small museum”(47 reviews)
“gold museum”(58 reviews)
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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...more
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Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6600778
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good, but small exhibit. Has air con so worth a step in to escape the heat and set the scene for its bigger brother in Bogata. I prefer the ones in Santa Marta and bogata but still some good exhibits here and English translations.

Thank Dave_A1923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is really worth a visit, not only because it is beautiful and well organized. I love history and to me it was a choc : we have never been tought that they started their development 9 000 b.c. It gives such valuable insites...More

Thank webbin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is free and this is very nice... They should provide more information. Everything is mostly written in Spanish.. they didn't put any captions next to each item... It could help a lot to better understand evolution through the centuries and geolocalization..

Thank Patrizia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a quick, free museum that will only take you about an hour. I was continually amazed at how detailed the pieces of art were even though they were created 1000-2000 years ago!! It might have been helpful to have a personal guide on this...More

Thank MikeTheGoodfellow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the museum and learning the history of the many cultures here. Even though it was a self guided tour the info throughout the museum makes it easy to understand the different pieces within the museum. I would definitely recommend stopping by for a...More

Thank tiggrants
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a large party and hired a tour guide for 30 mil. He was flamboyantly dressed with tons of god chains and rings in a bright red jacket. I don't think he was affiliated with the museum. His commentary made the tour more...More

Thank marcelle n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is free and worth learning about the history of gold. Tour guides hit you up at first, but they are good and only $2.50 pp. many people buy gold plated jewelry here so it is interesting to learn the origins of the designs.

Thank Rhino5858
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

If you paid to go into this museum, you would be slightly miffed, as it stands it’s ok to amble around for 30 mins; the area directly nearby the museum is also great to explore.

Thank sandyring
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Some great pieces and a very interesting video on how wax is used to make the clay moulds which the gold is then poured into. Nice air conditioning as well!

Thank Godano
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

A two floors layout makes a perfect tour around gold culture among indigenous people before Spanish genocide and its legacy. Air conditioned rooms, descriptions both in Spanish and English. Definetly it over performs the comparison with the one at the opposite side of the square...

Thank Alberto1974
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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 Will E |
Hi I'm from Cartagena city and a tour guide so I can tell you where you can buy that next to gold museum there's a good store where you can buy jewelry,emeralds Colombians. Just right next to the name is emeralds museum
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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