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Museo de Oro Review

Bogotá's phenomenal Gold Museum contains a comprehensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. The museum's more than 34,000 pieces (in weight alone worth $200 million) were gathered—often by force—from indigenous cultures, including the Muisca, Nariño, Calima, and Sinú. Don't dismiss them as merely primitive; these works represent virtually all the techniques of modern goldsmithing. Most of the gold is in the guarded top-floor gallery, along with the largest uncut emerald in the world. English audio tours are available.

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  • Address: Carrera 5 at Calle 16, (Parque Santander), La Candelaria, Bogotá, 111711 | Map It
  • Phone: 1/343–2222
  • Cost: Tues.–Sat. 3,000 pesos; Sun free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 9–6, Sun. 10–4
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  • Location: La Candelaria
Updated: 02-21-2013

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