Museo del Oro

Bogotá, Colombia.

Even if you’re not that into museums, you should consider visiting the amazing Museo del Oro (in English, “Gold Museum” – another post about it here). It’s the largest pre-Hispanic collection of gold pieces in the World. The whole structure is very well organized; the museum is full of different rooms, with videos (on the wall, and even on the floor, simulating an excavation – watch the small clip in the end of this post), traditional exhibits, etc.

Personally, I was fascinated by how they could sculpt such small detailed golden pieces at the time; I think I’ve spent two hours or more inside the museum (there are approximately 50,000 golden pieces plus the multimedia guides, the historical panels, etc.).  And don’t miss the famous Muisca golden raft, possibly associated to the origin of the legend of El Dorado.

The Museo del Oro has been running for more than 60 years and I hope it will keep evolving as time goes by. If you go to the wonderful Bogotá, give it a go, learn and enjoy a bit more of History.

The museum is opened from Tuesdays to Saturdays (ticket is 3,000 colombian pesos, more or less 1.15 Euros), between 9am and 6pm. On Sundays it’s from 10am to 4 pm (free entrance), and it is closed on Mondays. The entrance is always free for children under 12 years old, and adults over 60 years old.

I do hope you get a chance to go there, since it’s one of my all-time favourite cultural spots. Very well done. You can find out more here.

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2 comments

  1. Desiree

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  2. Thank you, Desi, I think it’s a nice idea. Featured, cheers!

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