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Museo del Oro Zenu

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Address: Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Phone Number:
5757576600778
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Museo del Oro Zenú is part of the regional network of Museo del Oro,...

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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A taste of an ancient golden civilization

A pleasant little museum with some unique and many locally representative precolumbian Zenu gold art pieces. The anthropological descriptions are excellent. The museum will take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't be free admission! A lovely little museum with beautiful gold pieces and other artifacts. It didn't take long to walk through it. Worth a visit as you take in all the Walled City has to offer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pleasant little museum with some unique and many locally representative precolumbian Zenu gold art pieces. The anthropological descriptions are excellent. The museum will take you 1-3 hours, depending on your specific interests.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gold Museum is interesting. But it doesn't have as much in it as the gold museum in Bogota. Some of the other artefacts are interesting (instruments of torture)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free admission! Quality gold ceremonial jewelry of Zenu tribe. There are some English description, but not at every artefact.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the history not only about the gold that was been stolen by concuastores but the history of what was the country how the people were living ....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but full of gems. Free entry. Good record of history, not just gold work. Located centrally. Can be done in 30 minutes - worth making time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured this free museum and enjoyed it. There are exhibits on the pre-columbian people and gold objects. You can learn a little about the native peoples and their lives.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went to all the museums in Cartagena and was least impressed with this one. there just wasn't enough going on to hold our interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small museum but interestingly set out and worth a visit. It contains a good variety of gold items from past cultures and shows the wealth of Colombia in times gone by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The content of this museum is good, but I couldn't help wondering if it might be better for it to charge an entrance fee and put the money toward maintenance. We visited on a day on which a cruise ship was in town, so it was very crowded and somewhat hard to see some of the displays.

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