Gold Museum Or Museo Del OroCurrently 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 Museums
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.
- 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.
- (Transmilenio) 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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95% of people who visit Bogota include Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
34.48% of people start their Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro
59.8% of people prefer walking in order to reach Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro
Fantastic place, very interesting and amazing displays. Money all worthwhile as the charge is almost nothing (4,000 Colombian pesos, 1.2 dollars or 1 Euro). Lots to see, learn, photograph and amazed. Beautiful shop also lovely street markets around. My 5-6 time there, every time very impressed.
This place is a must see in Bogotá. The ticket is just COP 8.000,00 for an adult (less than USD 3,00) and worth every penny. The building is modern and has a beautiful collection of pieces of art made in gold and other metals. The explanations are in the right amount to be either instructive and not boring. To understand better the techniques used by the ancients to make those unique pieces, please don’t miss the video in the beginning of the exposition. The coffee shop that they have downstairs is also very very good.
Excellent museum with an interesting collection of historic gold pieces and other pieces relating to the original peoples of the region. Most displays also have English translations which make the experience for a tourist pleasant. Also, you can’t beat the admission price of $4000 (pesos). Definitely a good choice if you happen to have a poor weather day.
Four floors of exhibits about the history of gold in Columbia. The audio and visual programs are very good. Definitely worth at least a couple hours of your time to learn about how gold is intertwined with Columbia history. The restaurant and gift shop are also worth a visit.
This impressive museum is well designed and a pleasure to tour. My only disappointment is that there is so much to see that a single visit is hard to take it all in. After this visit, it is even more increíble to me that American children don't study ancient cultures of South America. The richness and diversity of cultures in just the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia are worthy of a chapter or two in our history books.