Museo Del Oro Zenu

4.4 Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Cra. 4 #3326, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +57-56600778
  • Ticket Price: 4000 COP
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts

Not all of the gold the Spanish plundered from South America was lost. Some of it, precious remnants of the pre-columbian civilizations of the Zenu people, survived. These exquisitely crafted artifacts are on display at this museum on Plaza Bolivar. In addition to gold you will also find ceramics, exhibitions on the burial of the dead, and an explanation of ancient drainage systems.  There is also a small collection of shells and lithics. The Spanish plunder of the graves of these people for their gold financed to the initial years of the city. Even though this isn't as big a museum as the Museum of Gold in Bogota it's worth a quick stop. 

Museo Del Oro Zenu Travel Tips

  • Flash photography and tripods not allowed.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

Entrance Ticket Details For Museo Del Oro Zenu

  • Free on Sundays.
  • Free for kids under 12 years of age and address over 60.

Museo Del Oro Zenu Hours

  • Last entry 1 hour before closing time.

Guided tours:

Tuesday to Friday-

  • Spanish 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • English 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.


  • Spanish 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • English 10 a.m., 4 p.m.

How to Reach Museo Del Oro Zenu

  • By car or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
  • Walk to here from inside Old Town.

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  • Museo Del Oro Zenu Address: Cra. 4 #3326, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Museo Del Oro Zenu Contact Number: +57-56600778
  • Museo Del Oro Zenu Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Museo Del Oro Zenu Price: 4000 COP
  • Best time to visit Museo Del Oro Zenu(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Museo Del Oro Zenu: 01:00 Hrs
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Museo Del Oro Zenu Reviews & Ratings

  • This museum is currently closed for renovations, circa spring 2019, but there is a bit of the exhibits over in the bank library down the way. Ask a security guard and he'll help direct you the correct place. The gold and other items of pre-columbian art are pretty amazing and are one of the best attractions in the ciudad vieja, at least in my opinion.

  • Fantastic free museum. Not as grand as the Bogota Museo del Oro but absolutely a must visit if you're in the walled city of Cartagena

  • Beautiful stuff. English translations. Small museum. Free admission. What more could you want?

  • Closed for repairs but shows open need to change status until reopened.

  • The museum is really interesting, but small compared to the one in Bogotá. The main thing is to learn about the Zenú people and their life. I found the different weaving patterns by the different groups also very interesting. It is nice that it is free and there are English translations of the texts.

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