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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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Address: Carrera 5 | Calle 16, Bogota 110321, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 3432222
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important...

The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic metallurgy in the world. As its history, which dates back to 1939, has unfolded, so this institution has become a symbol of Colombia's cultural memory. Its golden exhibition, fully renewed in November, 2008, is a place you cannot miss in your next trip to Bogota.

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The museum is located in a busy part of town. It's 3000 pesos per person and definetly worth a visit. We spent about 2 hours inside. Had coffee and cake at the café which was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The museum is located in a busy part of town. It's 3000 pesos per person and definetly worth a visit. We spent about 2 hours inside. Had coffee and cake at the café which was (compared to other places) quite expensive. Excellent service though!

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The place is nice, coffee and restaurant are good, you will get the best "Ajiaco" I had in Bogota, however, the museum could be made a lot more interesting for families with children...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great way to spend an hour or two for the very reasonable price of $3,000pesos per person. The museum is full of beautiful pieces of art and history with Spanish and English descriptions.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museo del Oro is the epicenter of cultural history and Colombian heritage. It's fascinating to see at least this tiny fraction of El Dorado, at least this tiny bit of the gold that was melted and sent to Europe during the colony. It's not only the gold what makes this museum special, it's the filigree, the art and mysticism of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a jewelry fanatic and have taken metalsmithing classes, so I was in heaven at the Museo del Oro. So many incredibly beautiful pieces. It's really kind of amazing that there was so much skill so many years ago. Definitely one of the highlights of Bogotá, as it houses one of the largest collections of gold in the world. Gold... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was really amazing and interesting to observe the artifacts on display. The displays were well presented and there were English Translations for us who don't understand Spanish. Good to spend at least 1 - 2 hours.

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Barnesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most incredible museo de oro I have ever seen. The artwork is exquisite. I was surprised on how many pre-columbian pieces actually survived. It is know that most all the gold was melted down into bars and taken to Cartagena, then shipped to Spain from there. Thank you to the Bank for preserving and displaying... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of beautiful gold pieces interspersed with historical information. Entrance fee is inexpensive and accessible to all.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This highly regarded museum has a singular focus -- the history of gold and historic things made of gold that have contributed to Colombian culture. While fascinating, I found it a bit "too much" after awhile. So, notably, one of my favorite stops was the special exhibit on the lower level that demonstrated the history and process of making Mola... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this museum in the past. It has changed over the years. The exhibit is staggering. The descriptions on each piece are in English and Spanish. I do not see the need for a guide. There are floors of important artifacts. It is a pleasure to see so many beautiful museum pieces.

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