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  • Address: Carrera 4, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia, Colombia
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm), Sun & Holidays 10am-4pm

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Gold Museum (Museo de Oro Zenu) Tours

Opened in 1982, Cartagena's Gold Museum (Museo de Oro Zenu) is dedicated to Colombia's indigenous Zenu people. Housed in a grand colonial building facing the Plaza Bolivar, the first room greets visitors with a pre-Hispanic golden jaguar and an ornate gold filigree butterfly. In fact, there are 538 gold pieces to see, as well as 61 carvings, including bone carvings, which you'll find in the next room — La Sociedad — dedicated to the body painting and textile traditions of the Zenú.

The final exhibit, La Epoca Hidráulico, profiles the Zenú people's hydraulic engineering feats. It's estimated that, up to 2,500 years ago, half a million hectares of Panzenu land was cultivated with the aid of a vast network of hand-excavated canals that ran up to 4km long and 10 meters wide, making them some of the largest man-made features in the Americas. Cartagena’s Gold Museum also has an onsite bookshop and auditorium. 

Practical Info

The Gold Museum is on Carrera 4 in Centro. Info plaques are in French, Spanish, and English. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-5pm (closed 1-2pm). On Sundays and holidays, it's open from 10am-4pm. Entrance is free. 

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Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Cartagena, null
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Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Calling all history buffs! Take part in a historical tour of Cartagena for a brief overview of the city's most famous historical landmarks. Visit the Castle of ...  Read more

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

From USD $41.34
Cartagena Treasure Hunt Tour, Cartagena, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Cartagena Treasure Hunt Tour

Keep your little treasures safe and sound and away from the hand-held devices with a unique and fun way to explore Cartagena's rich cultural heritage.

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

From USD $69.00
Cartagena Old Town Architecture Walking Tour, Cartagena, Kid Friendly Tours & Activities
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Cartagena Old Town Architecture Walking Tour

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Discover Cartagena’s rich history and beautiful colonial architecture on a guided walking tour of the city’s traditional old center. Learn about the culture of ...  Read more

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

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Cartagena City Tour, Cartagena, Walking Tours
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Cartagena City Tour

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Enjoy a guided city tour of Cartagena and explore Colombia's most-visited city! Cartagena is known for its laid-back Caribbean vibe mixed with astonishing ...  Read more

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

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Old Town Walking Tour of Cartagena, Cartagena, City Tours
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Old Town Walking Tour of Cartagena

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This 1 hour guided walking tour is the best way to experience Cartagena. Starting at the perfect sunset time of 5:30pm, the Walk goes through the small ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.50

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