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Museo del Oro Zenú - Museum Cartagena - Colombia

Museo del Oro Zenú is an informative and surprisingly educational gold museum. It is nicely curated and features pre-Colombian gold from the Zenú nation that lived on the Golfo de Morrosquillo and Sinú River valley (200 BC-1600 AD). Displays explain that the gold was used for burial and other ceremonies. In the Zenú tradition, gold was placed in urns, then the urns were buried under trees to symbolize fertility and new life. One wing on the second floor explains the agriculture and resources used during pre-colonial times. A six-minute video in English, French or Spanish, describes how canals were built for agricultural purposes.


Carrera 4, 33-36

Plaza Bolívar

El Centro, Cartagena, Colombia

Museum Types:
Archaeology, Cultural

Travel Tips:

Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Price Description:

free admission

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: +57 5 660-0778

Here are other activities in and around El Centro that may be of interest: Museo de Arte Moderno and Museo Naval del Caribe.

By Brenda Yun
I am a creative writer / surfer chick in need of adventure all the time. The only thing that keeps me grounded is my non-traveling, non-surfing pug...
24 Jun 2011

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