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Museo del Oro Zenu

Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6600778
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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (43 reviews)
“gold museum” (54 reviews)
“pre columbian” (22 reviews)
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Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6600778
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was one of the most popular museums in Bogotá. I personally didn’t love it since I prefer more historic museums but my mom loved it. I recommend you don’t miss it and judge it for yourself!

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little free museum which explains the history of local people in this area and their relationship with gold. Informative and air conditioned with signage in both Spanish and English.

Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small, free museum has a substantial collection of beautiful pre-Colombian gold and other archeological artifacts from the region. It is definitely worth a visit for the beauty of the objects, and to get an understanding of the rich cultures of the region before the...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

It’s free but you will be encountered by a guide that wants you to show the museum. Nothing wrong with that but at the end he will invite you to a emerald shop of a friend. So be aware if you’re not happy with that.

Thank Ton K
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This museum was a delight! The information presented was interesting and the artifacts were beautifully handcrafted! The information was presented in both English and Spanish. There was a tour guide available for a price, but the information adequately tells the story of the early inhabitants...More

2  Thank mimikris
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The museum is free and faces a lovely, shady and lively public plaza. The museum also has at least one cool, air-conditioned exhibit which my friend and I decided to take a look at during our walk throughout the walled city. There was a lot...More

Thank AEP77
Reviewed 26 November 2017

A small museum full of gold artefacts.Some of the pieces are very amusing,not just beutifull but made with a sense of fun.The workmanship is unbelliveable.There is no charge to enter.

Thank STUARTbfc
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Tour guides are available. It’s a small place with signs in English. I would like to suggest that you don’t need a guide but employing one gives someone some work.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

You walk into a small vault where a part of the gold is showed. Then you turn to the rest of the museum where another part with gold items is exhibited, and some more explanation about the geology of the region. Most things are in...More

Thank Aart v
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This exquisite collection of pre-Colombian gold items is one of the best sights in Cartagena. Don’t miss it! It is centrally located. Entry is free. And the museum is air-conditioned.

Thank Nancy L
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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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