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Museo del Oro Zenu

Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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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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Plaza de Bolivar | Centro de la ciudad amurallada, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Small but very well curated museum. Learned a lot about the Zenu culture, which generated many of the gold pieces and funerary masks and urns on display—wonderful work!

Thank SantaClaraPeteAbroad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Honestly, every Gold Museum is kind of the same... they have several sections but from just reading the text, it's not really possible to fully understand the history - plus there are so many people looking at it, it's not really possible to follow the...More

Thank Marlinesk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free museum has a lot of history of the area and its people in addition to the gold pieces made by those ancient peoples.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. The museum is free to the public and has a nice collection of Pre-Colombian gold artifacts. All the collections are stored indoors in air-conditioned rooms so this is a good place if you want...More

Thank supersums
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can walk around for free. There will be guides inside who offers there service for pay, but you can walk around by your self. Take your time - it might be small but its good. A smaller version of the Museo del Oro...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small museum with free entry located in the heart of Cartagena, just opposite the Palace of the Inquisition. The exhibition design looks similar to the museum of gold in Bogota but this one is more focused on the Zenu people. During your...More

Thank mmaatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time visiting the museum. It was very busy when we went, but nonetheless we had a great time walking around and seeing the exquisite gold. Tickets are a bit expensive, but nonetheless it's worth a visit.

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a stop in this museum not only to see the beautiful gold artifacts, but to really engage with the culture and history of Colombia and particularly the indigenous peoples. It's free and well worth the time

Thank Pedro H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you will not be in Bogota at the much larger Museo de Oro, then see this one. Examples of gold and other antiquities are well represented. If you saw Bogota's, don't waste your time in this one--much smaller and not as well represented.

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We went in here on our tour and loved it, espacially since it was nice and cool inside and hot hot outside. But also because of the nice golden things we could see. Most pictures are in the overall review

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
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Erna B
6 October 2015|
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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