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Museo del Oro Zenu

Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6600778
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Museo del Oro Zenú is part of the regional network of Museo del Oro, Bogota. It hosts the golden adornments of the Zenú people that lived in the Caribean plains two thousand years ago, and their ceramics, and it states that Zenues still live and preserve their way of living near Cartagena.
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  • Average20%
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“small museum” (49 reviews)
“gold museum” (58 reviews)
“air conditioned” (39 reviews)
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Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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+57 5 6600778
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"small museum"
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"gold museum"
in 58 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 39 reviews
"museum is free"
in 23 reviews
"gold pieces"
in 22 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 32 reviews
"indigenous peoples"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful gold"
in 8 reviews
"nice collection"
in 5 reviews
"great museum"
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"beautiful pieces"
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"on display"
in 12 reviews
"south america"
in 6 reviews
"interesting history"
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"walled city"
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"old city"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum and for free! Do not miss it! Very nice jewelry pieces and utensiles for printing fabrics.

Thank Ana V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed stopping in here while walking around the walled city. It provided a great orientation of gold in Colombia. The people who work at the museum are super nice and helpful! Definitely stop and check it out! Oh, and it’s also free and cool...More

Thank Jamie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gold collection is stunning and varied. Not as good as Bogotá, but still impressive and with depth. Made the mistake of agreeing to an old guy being a guide. He jabbered on and diminished the experience, basically reading from the cards in bad English,...More

Thank Daran71
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little museum to visit in Cartagena. It is not as impressive in size as others in Latin America but the pieces in exhibition are beautiful and tell a coherent story of the people who lived in this area time ago. It...More

Thank Carlos R
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Not a huge display but interesting and well laid out. Jewellery and pottery from precolumbian era along with information about canals and irrigation. Worth an hour or so.

Thank Justin L
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Free to enter, if i recall. Nice small museum...will take you no more than 1 hour. We were told that the Gold museum in Bogota is the best and biggest, however we didn't have a chance to visit while in Bogota, so were happy we...More

Thank kimlovesvancouver
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Our guide was entertaining. He kept scolding us for not paying attention or wandering around. But he was very informative. You can do the whole thing your self in 15mins. Or the tour in about the same depending on your behavior.

Thank USCKaboom
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Small museum but well worth the time and cost (free). If you don't read the descriptions you could walk through the whole thing in about 30 minutes. Most of the descriptions are in English as well as Spanish. I spent about an hour and a...More

Thank accman12
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

As you walk through the streets of the walled city it is a good place to stop, see some gold and grab some air conditioning.

Thank ZoePR
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

You can describe it as the (very) smaller brother of the Gold Museum of Bogotá. But considering the free entrance you can be sure a visit it still interesting. They expose quite a few gold and clay artifacts and some information about the ancient water...More

Thank Giuliano S
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Will E
9 September 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
I am not clear what the question is. You will have time to visit both the museo and the bank easily in one morning or one afternoon.
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rudelick
4 September 2017|
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Response from Will E |
Hi I'm from Cartagena city and a tour guide so I can tell you where you can buy that next to gold museum there's a good store where you can buy jewelry,emeralds Colombians. Just right next to the name is emeralds museum
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Erna B
6 October 2015|
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Response from museodeloro | Property representative |
Museo del Oro Zenú belongs to Banco de la República, the central bank of Colombia. There is a gold museum in Bogota, and six regional museums focusing on the regional archaeology. They are all different, and their golden... More
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