Admire the largest collection of pre-Hispanic South American gold work in the world at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). The collection contains 55,000 pieces, of which some 6,000 remain on permanent display, ranging from tiny, intricate jewelry, to large, elaborate sculptures. Alongside the gold treasures, see ancient pottery, carvings made from stone, shell, and wood, and textile handicrafts. Almost all exhibits feature Spanish and English information and descriptions. After browsing the museum, enjoy traditional Colombian food at the cafe, or look for a souvenir in the gift shop. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bogota trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) Reviews
Un viaje por la historia y por las leyendas entorno a El Dorado". Es un imperdible si viajas a Bogotá more »A journey through history and legends around El Dorado." It's a must if you travel to Bogota
Este majestuoso museo con sede en Bogotá Colombia y ubicado en el parque Santander, posee la colección de orfebrería prehispánica más grande del mundo. con aproximadamente treinta y cuatro mil piezas ... more »This majestic museum based in Bogotá Colombia and located in Santander Park, has the largest collection of pre-Hispanic goldsmiths in the world. with approximately thirty-four thousand pieces of gold. The Museo de Oro exhibits unique pieces from different Colombian indigenous cultures and alternates these collections with traveling exhibitions of equal historical and cultural value.
This museum is fascinating look at the uses of gold and other metals in Colombia and South America. Trace the history and see beautiful masks, nose rings and other artifacts from the indigenous peoples. The museum cover 4-5 floors and is very well laid out. There is a special sensory exhibit near the end of the self paced tour. It is a must see if you are in Bogota.
I was originally hesitant on going to this place but after doing the free walking tour and the reviews about how good it is I decided to give it a chance. I have to say it is definitely worth the money considering it's actually very cheap to get into this museum. The place is well organized and is in somewhat of a chronological order but it's definitely in order as to what parts of Colombia the gold came from and the people that made it.
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