Museo del Oro Calima


One block east from Iglesia de la Merced, this excellent museum displays more than 600 pieces of intricate gold jewelry, as well as ceramics used in shaman rituals and everyday life. They belong to the ancient Calima culture that inhabited the valley northwest of Cali from around 200 BC to 400 AD.

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