Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Armenia

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
View a collection of ancient artifacts at Museo del Oro Quimbaya. The museum is dedicated to the Quimbayan civilization that lived in the area 10,000 years ago. The museum documents the changes in lifestyle from a traditional hunter-gatherer society to a culture built upon foundations of agriculture and metalworking, notably gold. While all these artifacts are labelled as Quimbayan, they originate from many different times and societies. The people were regarded as the best goldsmiths in the country, and because of this you’ll be able to view ancient golden sculptures. Visit the museum to get a clear picture of how these tribes functioned (thanks to knowledgeable staff and a well-equipped museum library). Please note that a large part of the collection is housed in a separate museum in Bogota. Before you head to Armenia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Armenia sightseeing planner, to make sure you see all that Armenia has to offer, including Museo del Oro Quimbaya.
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  • I recommend the visit especially if you didn't get the chance to see the larger museum of gold in Bogota. Museum is quite similar but just in smaller amounts. Very interesting history and beautiful...  more »
  • It's free and the staff is friendly. Worth while checking out. Our guide was very knowledgeable and brought the artwork and gold crafts to life with his words. The temperature is cool inside, the...  more »
  • Interesting perspective on the palaetology of the primal tribes and people.
  • Surely the best place where the history of Colombia's indigenous culture is laid. Beautiful handcrafted art and gold artefacts are on display. Highly recommended
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