Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) of the Bank of the Republic of Colombia is an institution open to the public whose purpose is the acquisition, conservation and exhibition of goldsmith and pottery pieces of indigenous cultures of the pre-Columbian period of present-day Colombia. It is located at the corner of 16th Street and 5th Avenue, on the eastern side of Santander Park, in the historic center of Bogotá.
Visit: Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), BogotaThe Gold Museum or Museo del Oro in Spanish, has the largest pre-Hispanic goldsmith's collection in the world with approximately thirty-four thousand pieces of gold and tumbaga, about twenty-five thousand objects in ceramics, stone, shell, bone and textiles. Exhibits pieces of different indigenous cultures settled in present-day Colombia before the arrival of Europeans, among which are the Calima, the Muiscas, the Nariño, the Quimbaya, the Zenú, the Tairona, the San Agustín, the Tierradentro, the Tolima, among other things. The exhibition rooms you will find are the following: • The work of metals: Describes techniques of mining and manufacturing of ancient metallurgy • People and gold in pre-Hispanic Colombia: Contextualizes the use of metals within the political and religious organization • Cosmology and symbolism: Explore mythical themes, shamanism and the symbolism of metals • The offering: A modern room that represents the ceremony of the offering, through visual effects, sound and the careful assembly of goldsmith's pieces.Visit: Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, BogotaYou will also have the possibility to visit this Museum if you wish.