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  • Address: Calle 16 No. 5-41, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
  • Admission: 2,800 pesos (<$2 USD)

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Museo del Oro (Gold Museum)

Among Bogota’s most popular and spectacular attractions, the Museo del Oro sparkles with more than 55,000 priceless archaeological and artistic treasures. Only a fraction can be displayed at any one time within the main edifice, itself a work of art, ensconced in elegantly and eloquently designed displays of Colombia’s dazzling bounty.

There are four floors of exhibits, signed in both Spanish and English, with audio guides available in a handful of other languages. From delicate filigree nose rings to carefully crafted containers for coca leaves to the famed “Muisca Raft,” depicting the legend of El Dorado, the “Golden Man,” these objects have been innovatively arranged to tell tales of pre-Colombian mining, manufacturing and metallurgy, as well as offer insight into the daily life, society, war and worship of these ancient Colombians.

The grand finale is the Offering Room, less an exhibit than light-and-sound show designed to recreate the experience of a shamanic religious ceremony, using tens of thousands of golden artifacts. The gift shop is also worth a wander as you exit the building.

Of course, all that glitters in Colombia is not gold, which is why you could consider crossing Santander Park to the Emerald Museum, actually a private collection of some 3000 Colombian emeralds. Views from the 23rd story of the Avianca Building are spectacular, but you must have picture ID to enter.

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Bogota Historic Tour: La Candelaria, Monserrate and Gold Museum, Bogotá, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Bogota Historic Tour: La Candelaria, Monserrate and Gold Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a personalized tour of Bogota's historic city center and get to know the most important places and their history. Visit Monserrate and La Candelaria ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
El Dorado Legend Tour, Bogotá, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

El Dorado Legend Tour

Meet one of the most unbelievable legends in Colombian history. Hidden in a spectacular landscape high in the Andean mountains is the Guatavita lagoon, whose ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $79.99
Bogota Old City Tour, Bogotá, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Bogota Old City Tour

Enjoy a 5-hour experience between the 26th street with 8th street of the iconic historic center of the capital in which you can discover the essence of the ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $184.00
Bogota Combo Tour: Lake Guatavita and Gold Museum, Bogotá, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Bogota Combo Tour: Lake Guatavita and Gold Museum

Embark on a trip to ancient times and unveil the miseries that motivated the Spanish colonizers to explore the American Continent in search of gold.

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.00
Private Gold Museum Guided Tour Including Entrance Fee, Bogotá, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Gold Museum Guided Tour Including Entrance Fee

Travel in time to the pre-Hispanic era, learn all about the craftsmanship of the different indigenous cultures that inhabited Colombia and all the magnificent ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.50
Emeralds Tour in Bogota, Bogotá, Museum Tickets & Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Emeralds Tour in Bogota

Colombian emeralds are unique around the world because of the quality and deep colour of the crystals. In this tour you will learn about the history of the ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride, Bogotá, Half-day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

Explore the city of Bogotá on this guided sightseeing tour to some of the most famous attractions in the city! Walk through the cobblestone streets of La ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 or 8 hrs

From USD $67.50
Private La Candelaria Tour, Bogotá, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private La Candelaria Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

In this Cadelaria Tour, you will get to know Bogotá’s historic center, where it all began. Witness the development of this cosmopolitan city. La ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Private La Candelaria Tour Including Lunch, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private La Candelaria Tour Including Lunch

Join this 6-hour tour of La Candelaria and enjoy a delicious lunch at the end of your tour.

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Private Bogota City Tour, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Bogota City Tour

Explore Bogota in this 5-hour tour visiting the main sights of the city's historical center. A visit to Cerro de Monserrate offers you a stunning view over ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.34

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