Museo del Oro Zenu, Cartagena

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As far as gold museums in Colombia go, Museo del Oro Zenu would probably get the silver medal, but it still makes for an extremely worthwhile visit. Often labeled as a smaller version of Bogota's Museo del Oro, the museum places a strong emphasis on Colombia's indigenous Zenu culture and their use of gold in decorations and religious artifacts. The free museum also displays household items used by the Zenu people and explains how they utilized irrigation and flood-management systems to their advantage. Spend an hour wandering through the museum in air-conditioned bliss. Put Museo del Oro Zenu into our Cartagena sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • More than a national museum, the Museo del Oro brings the history of gold from ancient civilizations, its religious meaning, as a sign of power and finally as a currency for the colonizers. A show!
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  • This museum is quite small but it is quite interesting and there are some nice pieces. The entrance is free and so it's nice to have a look around.  more »
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  • Fantastic free museum. Not as grand as the Bogota Museo del Oro but absolutely a must visit if you're in the walled city of Cartagena
  • Closed for repairs but shows open need to change status until reopened.
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