Museo del Oro

Located on Parque Santander in Bogotá is one of the best museums in Colombia, Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). This museum showcases priceless pre-Columbian artifacts made by Colombia’s indigenous peoples. Admission is just COP$4,000 and free on Sundays (as of April 2017). It’s closed on Mondays. Exhibits are bilingual in Spanish and English.

Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia

A gallery in the museum

 

Permanent Galleries at the Museo del Oro

It’s a very well organized museum that starts off with a history of gold. It then moves into the galleries to show incredible works of solid gold and pottery. It can take a couple hours to go through the entire museum.

Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia

Work of gold

Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia

Works of gold

Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia

Ceramic piece

Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia

Crown, nose, and earrings

 

Temporary Exhibitions

On the top floors were a couple of temporary exhibitions. One of them highlighted the diversity of the Colombian people. There were a series of videos playing on a loop interviewing people of different ethnic backgrounds and skin colors and why they were proud to be Colombian. Included were descendants of African slaves, indigenous people, immigrants from Germany and Japan, Roma people, and Muslims descended from Syria and Lebanon.

Temporary exhibit at Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia

Temporary exhibit

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