Gold Museum Or Museo Del OroCurrently Closed
- 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
Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro
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
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Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro, Bogota Reviews
It is the most memorable museum on a trip to Bogota. As far as famous, the exhibition facilities were excellent and clean. Of course, the artifacts were very many and wonderful. The material that can see the ethnic composition was also good. After seeing the museum, I take in gold. And it seems to come back to reality if we go out and eat corn.
Excellent museum and much cheaper than similar museums in Europe or Japan (4000 COP per adult). There are essentially two floors of exhibitions and all displays have bilingual descriptions in Spanish and English, but the descriptions are sometimes vague or not translated well. Some stunning gold pieces more than make up for that though. It is the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold in South America apparently. Photos are allowed without flash.
What a lovely place to learn the history of Columbia and it's people as well as South America. 500 years BC, they mined gold and made ornaments. The documentation of the silver, gold and platinum is impressive. It takes two hours to really get to see all the exhibitions. The mornings are less busy and you get to enjoy without the crowds that start at around noon.
This museum is truly an amazing place. It is full of original gold pieces that were created centuries ago by native indigenous people. It is very nice to see how this people used and manipulated gold, platinum, silver and copper. There are also lots of interesting clay pieces complementing a unique set. I do not know for sure whether it happens every day or it was a special occasion, but an indigenous father and son on were giving talks on gold preservation and restoration, and indigenous culture and communication tools. Truly amazing.
Interesting museum with an impressive display and an abundance of information. We spent just an hour hear as we're limited on time in Bogota. It was enjoyable for a flying visit but we could easily have spent longer exploring.