Bogota Travel Guide - Gold Museum

The 22 Places To Go in Bogotá: Museum of Gold


the gold museum has the biggest collection in precolombine pieces adquired by the republic bank. The Collection changed frequently to keep up and being updated, to get visitors always excited discovering and marvel with it. The gold Museum of Bogota exposed the hugest gold handcraft exhibition, surpassing the international Gold museum of lima.

Unique in Colombia, the Gold Museum, the biggest around the world has the most quantity in precolombine gold works among them the world’ famous “Balsa de Guatavita” which also give beginning to the ancient legend of “el Dorado”. The republic Bank has been responsible for maintain and preserve the Gold Museum of Bogota, periodically the museum has been updated and reformed with the objective to maintain the visitors amazed and expecting to discover something new each time

With the Lastest update to the gold museum the foreign speaker tourist will find a tour guide, in the language of their needs.

The Bogota gold museum was extended with a whole new building and 4 exhibition room, making even complete the visit to the museum; with all these objects we could understand in a better way how was the life, customs and the region of our precolombine indians, offering over than 8.000 objects accompanied with images and sounds making this in an unique unforgettable experience.


The museum has different rooms with representative themes like, stages in history, cultures, ceremonies, agriculture, dress codes etc... from the pre-hispanic age; the visit also could be guide in different languages, conferences, videos and roving samples.

We could find at the museum the wolrd famous "balsa de guatavita" found in Pasca wich represent a ceremony of religious caracter where the "ZIPA" cacique and his principal priests addressed a raft into the Guatavita Lagoon; The raft was carefuly decorated with gold, as an offer to their Gods and the cacique
was submerged all over with gold powder; all this ceremony make place to "El Dorado" leyend.

Monday: Closed, even the holidays. / Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.

Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. (Free Entrance)

Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Good Thursday, July 20th (Independence Day) and August 7th (Battle of Boyacá).

Hours for guided tours Tuesday to Saturday
(closed all Mondays)
Spanish: 9:30 a.m., 12:00 m. and 2:30 p.m.
English: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Spanish: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
English: 1:00 p.m.

Location: 16th Street No. 5 - 41 Parque Santander

Telephone: 343 2222

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