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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Ranked #1 of 408 things to do in Bogota
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic metallurgy in the world. As its history, which dates back to 1939, has unfolded, so this institution has become a symbol of Colombia's cultural memory. Its golden exhibition, fully renewed in November, 2008, is a place you cannot miss in your next trip to Bogota.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

don't get me wrong. this is a high end, 1st rate, beautiful museum.

the collection, although sometimes repetitive, is organized according to the different theming of the museums sections.

each gold piece has a reason to be placed in the museum and are accompanied by detailed information.

each exhibit is well illuminated and it offers audiovisual guides, short films and a small 2 minute "attraction" that makes use of audio and lighting to creat some nice effects.

people who are knowledgeable in this culture, it's history and have seen similar yet obviously not so great exhibits, should skip this museum altogether or take a quick 30 minute walkthrough since it might get repetitive and boring.

the museum does offer a guided tour that can enhance the visit for first timers.

the site has a great coffee shop downstairs called san alberto which is highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rrivadeneira
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

It's a smallish museum there are some good pieces but the place was hard to find and not in a great location. I don't think this is a must do if you are short on time.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Verenice F
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Within walking distance of Bolivar Square and the Botero Museum, this museum has beautiful gold artefacts through which you can understand some of the history of Colombia. The gold is thoughtfully displayed but to fully understand what you are looking at then get an audio guide.
There are toilets, a gift shop and a very nice café where we had a lovely cup of coffee and cake.
When leaving the museum turn left for Bolivar Square and right for an undercover 'market' selling souvenirs and handicrafts.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jane N
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

close to the city center, we came here to just check it out as we had some free time to spend before heading to Tayrona. And the art was impressive, so detailed and so many things to see, almost spend 4 hours in here. But the other good thing here is, the cafe next to it, very delicious place to have some sweet bread and a coffee afterward.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank izzy44gag
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Took a cab here. Good place to start exploring the area. Bathroom on 1st floor, kept my ticket so I could use it again after walking around the area. Thoughtful displays, all that glitters in gold, Make sure you go into the room where the wall closes and the lights go off. The information desk has cards with a little map of the area. When leaving walk accoss the plaza and go left. This is pedestrian only, goes to Plaza Bolivar and the government buildings and pigeons. From there you can see the Botereo Museum, another must. Great way to get your bearings. Worthwhile, in fact I agree it is a must.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ejs92
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