Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro, Bogota

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Carrera 5 at Calle 16, (Parque Santander) La Candelaria, Bogota, 111711, Colombia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +57-13432222
  • Ticket Price: 3000 COP
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
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About Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro, Bogota

How much gold do you think you can see before your eyes start to hurt? Can’t put a number on it? Head down to the Museo del Oro and see for yourself. Bogota’s most prized possession, the Museo del Oro literally translates to the ‘museum of gold’. Displaying over 34,000 pieces of gold and some 20,000 of other Columbian relics, the museum is spread over 3 floors. The second and third floors is where it gets exciting; the former segregates the exhibits into regions from where they were procured and how they were used with an interesting fact on women figurines and their role in worship. The third floor is where they tell you how gold was used in rituals including the oldest warrior figurine that was found in an unnamed  gold belt. There’s a lot more to this museum than just gold- it’s a great way to understand what South America was before the Spanish inquisition.

Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro Information

  • Right from Tuesday through Saturday, there’s a free one hour tour that’s conducted at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in both English and Spanish.

How To reach Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro by Public Transport

  • (Transmilenio) Museo del Oro

Restaurants Near Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro

  • Andante Ma Non Tropo (brunch recommended)
  • Crepes & Waffles (breakfast recommended)
  • Britannia Pub (specializes in Columbian and British cuisine)

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Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro, Bogota Reviews

  • Good museum where you can learn a lot about Colombian history and (of course) gold. It's doable in two hours but I would recommend more time... because it's worth it. Cafe and shop in ground floor, games and interactive on top floor. Bags can be left in storage free of charge. Air conditioned so bring change of clothes if you come in sweaty.

  • A must see in Bogota! Cheap to visit and very well maintained museum. Don't forget to try the coffee downstairs. It is super cheap for regularly winning prices! With the wrist band of the free walking tour you even get it for free (cold brew)

  • Amazing stuff. So much details and effort put into this place. You have to plan on spending about 2hours there to really read through and understand the history behind the museum. Definitely worth visiting if you're into history.

  • Don't Miss This Museum This is one of the real jewels of Bogota. It is a beautiful museum with a magnificent display of gold artifacts from a time well before the Spanish arrived. These pre-Colombian gold pieces sparkle, each piece telling a story. There is a wonderful free English walking tour. Just ask at the main desk when the next tour begins.

  • Fantastic! We had heard good things about this museum and it was on our must do in Bogota, but we were blown away. The museum starts with some of their oldest gold artifacts about the region and then moves through the the history of the indigenous people. I was blown away but the detail and the level of craftmenship. It would have been nice if there were more English info, but I understand that's just my bias. If your in Bogota you need to visit this museum.

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