The Museum of Gold (Spanish: El Museo del Oro) is a museum located in Bogotá, Colombia. It is one of the most visited touristic highlights in the country. The museum receives around 500,000 tourists per year.
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Jim Courville | Feb 22, 2018
This is the most extensive, and informational museum about gold anywhere I have ever seen or read about. They have good pieces that are close to four thousand years old here. All displays are in English and Spanish which is very nice. The museum is huge... Four gigantic floors of information, displays, movies, etc. Absolutely mind blowing how they have preserved all of this. The museum is in the heart of LA Candelaria, and easy to find. Coffee shop on bottom floor has won many many awards, don't miss it.
Robert Kos | Feb 9, 2018
Good museum where you can learn a lot about Colombian history and (of course) gold. It's doable in two hours but I would recommend more time... because it's worth it. Cafe and shop in ground floor, games and interactive on top floor. Bags can be left in storage free of charge. Air conditioned so bring change of clothes if you come in sweaty.
Kiki Badru | Feb 3, 2018
Amazing stuff. So much details and effort put into this place. You have to plan on spending about 2hours there to really read through and understand the history behind the museum. Definitely worth visiting if you're into history.
Sarah Plack | Jan 27, 2018
A must see in Bogota! Cheap to visit and very well maintained museum. Don't forget to try the coffee downstairs. It is super cheap for regularly winning prices! With the wrist band of the free walking tour you even get it for free (cold brew)
HB Lew | Jan 4, 2018
Don't Miss This Museum This is one of the real jewels of Bogota. It is a beautiful museum with a magnificent display of gold artifacts from a time well before the Spanish arrived. These pre-Colombian gold pieces sparkle, each piece telling a story. There is a wonderful free English walking tour. Just ask at the main desk when the next tour begins.
Rob Voodoo | Mar 11, 2018
We were lucky enough to meet a guide outside the museum who works part time at the weekends. Part-indigenous Misca, he provided a wealth of narrative and specialist knowledge that brought the museum to life. The fascinating and historic exhibits are so much more interesting with expert and enthusiastic guidance and I would highly recommend any English speakers to try and find a local guide as there is little English signage and it is not of a high standard. The exhibits themselves and the history behind them are fascinating if explained properly.
Ariel Yahni | Mar 16, 2018
A museum full of history, lots of beautifull pieces and great craftsmanship. Tickets are very affordable so plan at least 2 hours if you are doing it by yourselves. If you want the whole experience with h a guide and an in depth tour then at least 5 hours.
Juan E Carpio Cedeno | Mar 18, 2018
The best museum experience in Bogota. It has very many interesting large collections of precolonial gold and other pieces of art. It offers tours in several languages.
Michelle Trinh | Apr 30, 2018
Super well-organized and modern museum with the largest collection of gold in the world. Through this, Colombia shows a respect for their history and cultures especially the shamanism in their indigenous. Very reasonable price for entrance ticket - 4,000 peso/person. Professional staff, beautiful set up with a audio room, video rooms/section and light effect in the whole area. They even have a restaurant, an info counter and a souvernir shop inside. Highly recommended.
Rachel Bui | Apr 5, 2018
A quick little museum that would cost you about 2USD. Signage is in Spanish and in English and the fine pieces that are made out of gold are very fun to look at. It would take maybe only an hour or two if you were walking quickly through the museum. The top floor has a small interactive area for kids but it isn't that spectacular. After the walk through there's a small coffee shop on the bottom floor that has pretty good coffees and a small seating area to take a short break before taking on the city again.
Arthur V | Apr 28, 2018
Im not much of an art person but this is a very intriguing museum with several pieces of art that anyone can appreciate. I did not use a guide since I end up not paying attention and feel like I waste my money when I do, and I went through the entire museum comfortably pacing myself in about an hour. Some pieces will take your breathe away. I was taken aback by the craftmanship and age of some of the pieces. Truly remarkable. The museum itself has great coffee on the ground level, friendly staff, is organized, and has several informative videos in the exhibits .
Juan Manuel Pérez Rúa | May 23, 2018
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.
Lexine Campbell | May 21, 2018
Very interesting exhibition. Had a tour in English. Lasted 1.5 hours and we saw 2 rooms. It's really big so go early. My son had a good time as well. I would recommend as a must visit.
Jose Valencia Gomez | May 16, 2018
The gold museum is definitely a most in your next Colombian vacation! You will be able to know first hand the greatest treasures in the country, some of which are representative of the country and its history, the information and guidance are available in English and Spanish. A trip to Colombia won't be complete without a tour around this wonderful place full of history and entertaining education!
Morgan Lashaw | Jun 23, 2018
Great place. The gold artwork is beyond amazing. They have very high quality items to display. They offer group tours in english Spanish and French. It easily took us 3 hours to tour the whole museum. Plenty of employees to ask question to. Definitely worth stopping if in Bogota
Andrew Dubberly | Jul 10, 2018
Loved it! The admission is so inexpensive. Can go through the whole museum in about 2 hours. Right next to the museum, on the right, once you exit the museum, there are some great spots to buy beautiful and very inexpensive souvenirs.
Dorothy Ooko | Aug 4, 2018
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.
JENNY SOFIA CASTAÑEDA CASTAÑO | Jul 27, 2018
It is simply an amazing place. It is big and has a lot of information about the gold and its history. There are also interactive videos that show you the process to do gold instruments or other things. I really recommend this place.
Andrew Jesson | Aug 16, 2018
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.
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