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Gold Museum

With the world’s largest collection of pre-Columbian gold pieces, ceramics, textiles and crafts, the gold museum is a place that you must visit in Bogotá.

The exhibitions were completely renovated in 2008, in an enlarged building with magnificent architecture. The Gold Museum’s permanent exhibition invites you to discover the history of how gold and other metals were used by the pre-Hispanic societies who lived in the land known today as Colombia. It is displayed in four exhibition galleries and an exploration area, all of which you can visit in whatever order you prefer:

 

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Describes the mining, smelting and metalworking processes that are behind every single metal object that is on display in the Gold Museum.

Not only the metalsmith but also the miner transformed the materials that nature offered, in order to create these timeless works of art, in here you can have a first glimpse of the techniques, designs, history and characteristics of the different cultures inside the museum.

Describes the mining, smelting and metalworking processes that are behind every single metal object that is on display in the Gold Museum.

Not only the metalsmith but also the miner transformed the materials that nature offered, in order to create these timeless works of art, in here you can have a first glimpse of the techniques, designs, history and characteristics of the different cultures inside the museum.

This gallery shows incredible pieces related to their beliefs, hierarchical organization, traditions and everyday living.

Perhaps, the most interesting and mystical gallery in the whole museum. In here you can see the pieces that gave birth to El Dorado legend, a place filled with enchant, history and tradition. Something that gives you a sensation which you are not going to find in any other place.

A deeper look into the work of the different cultures, their world and lands.

In here you can appreciate exquisite pieces with incredible and delicate designs, getting to know about their different locations and habits.

Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm (last exit at 7:00 pm)

Sunday and holidays 10 a.m. to 4:00 pm (last exit at 5:00 pm)
Closed on Mondays, including holiday Mondays.

Closed on January 1st, April 3rd, May 1st, Monday, July 20th and December 24th, 25th and December 31st.  

Entrance fee: $4.000 Cop

Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm (last exit at 7:00 pm)

Sunday and holidays 10 a.m. to 4:00 pm (last exit at 5:00 pm)
Closed Mondays, including holiday Mondays.

Closed on January 1st, April 3rd, May 1st, Monday, July 20th October 25th (elections) and December 24th, 25th and 31th  and the January 1st, 2016.

Guided tours:

The Gold Museum offers free guided tours at the following times:

From Tuesday to Friday
In Spanish: 11:00 am, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
In English: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays
In Spanish: 10:00 and 11:00 am, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
In English: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Each visit is a partial tour of the exhibits that are too broad to be viewed in detail at once. The visits are subject to space availability and are not designed for groups.

Sunday admission to the Gold Museum is free for everyone and no guided tours are offered due to the large influx of people.

The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays, including holiday Mondays.

Tuesday to Saturday, $4,000 COP
Holidays, $4,000 COP
Sunday admission is free for everyone.

Free entrance:

  • For children under the age of 12 years and adults over 60.
  • For non-profit organizations with previous appointment.
  • For members of the Friends of the Banco de la República Art Collections Foundation.
  • For members of Indian communities.
  • For ICOM card holders.

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