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.
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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