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Museo Del Oro - Museum Bogotá - Colombia

The Museo del Oro, located in downtown Bogotá, has three floors. The first floor houses temporary exhibitions. The second floor displays the main collection: a voyage through the history and customs of the pre-Hispanic tribes that lived in present-day Colombia, organized by the types of metallurgical processes they used. The third floor contains a history of gold and its significance to pre-Hispanic cultures, along with an exhibit of pieces made by cultures originally from the Colombian southwest. Visitors will learn of the legends, myths and stories that are associated with these pieces. Other pieces were made during the Spanish conquest and tell the story of the native resistance and of their defeat at the hands of the Spanish invaders. (For more information, see box: The Myth of El Dorado and Bogotá’s Museo del Oro).

Location:

Cra. 6, 15-88, Parque Santander.


Bogotá, Colombia

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology

Getting There

The museum has its own stop on the Transmilenio, Bogotá’s mass transportation system. To visit, get off the Avenida Jiménez line at the station Museo del Oro and walk two blocks to the museum.

Travel Tips:

Price Description:

Adults $1.70; children, indigenous and adults over 60 years old free. Free admission for all on Sunday.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.; Sunday, holidays 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Saturday 6 p.m.; Sunday, holidays 4 p.m.

Days Closed:Closed Monday (including public holidays).

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:


Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 343-2222
Fax: 284-7450
URL: www.banrep.gov.co/museo/esp/home.htm



Here are other activities in and around Bogotá that may be of interest: Casa Quinta de Bolivar, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo de Arte Colonial, Claustro San Agustín, Museo Donación Botero, Museo de Policia de Nacional, Museo de Bogotá, Museo Nacional, Museo Arqueológico and Casa Museo Jorge Eliecer Gaitán.








03 Jul 2012







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