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Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

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The building which functioned in the Spanish colonial era as the Customs House (Casa de la Aduana) for the port of Santa Marta is today a museum that lets you explore stories of the past and present from this corner of Colombia's magic Caribbean...more
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Carrera 2 con Calle 14, Parque Bolivar, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
+57 5 4210251
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All reviews free museum small museum simon bolivar gold museum gold pieces pre hispanic local history interesting displays pre contact colonial house air conditioned and comfortable on display couple of hours center of santa marta indigenous tribes the lost city trek region
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located at the side of a pretty square this museum was very interesting. AC inside. The exhibits are in English mostly. There is interesting sections on Santa Marta and it’s history along with explanations about the people and culture along with some interesting old artefacts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free museum full of history of the city. The building is one of the oldest if needed t the oldest in the city. It used to be the old Customs House for the port of Santa Marta. It is well laid out and easy to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KayM506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum does a good job with the history of Santa Marta and of Simon Bolivar, the revolutionary fighter who helped win Columbia's independence from Spain. The real highlight is the many historic gold artifacts representing the history and importance of gold in the area....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were escorted through the museum in conjunction with a cruise ship tour. It is much too small to take large groups through. I think it would work much better if they allotted a certain amount of time and let visitors go through at their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 48Buddy
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Enjoyed the visit, enough for an hour. Plenty of history of Santa Marta and the area. There is really not much to see in Santa Marta, just about enough in the city for one day, so this is a must.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mike l
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Get away from the crowded streets and see some history. It will take you less than 30 minutes to walk thru and read about most of the artifacts. What a pleasant break.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

You must make this part of your visit. The artifacts and the building are quite impressive and not only does it add to your cultural experience... it's FREE!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maria S
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Really enjoyed this gem of a museum. Well laid out, displays are in Spanish and English and covers history of reagion from before Spanish conquistadors to industry. The rich resources and geography of the country are well covered as well. It was very understandable how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MJonesPE
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We took around min to visit the museum for free, and guided. It's a good place for those who are interested in local history, being informed about indigenous life story, with a good sort of century artifacts and exemplars in a renewed/typical building style. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ary L
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Quite nice place to visit if you have a couple of hours. You 'll learn about the gold in the region and how it was made and by the tayronas

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Johan D
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