"The Gold Museum" Gold Museum - Museo del Oro Tip by IrishFem
Gold Museum - Museo del Oro, Bogotá: 22 reviews and 44 photos
A fascinating museum that holds a collection of emeralds (4 of the largest in the world are on display here) and over 10000 gold pieces. The collection traces its beginnings back to the Quimbay and Chibcha Indian tribes. On the ground floor you will find antique pottery dating back 1000 years most if it used in burials. The most exciting part of the museum is on the third floor and when you walk up the stairs on front of you are armed guards.. guarding the vaults. The doors are inches thick, when you enter its in complete darkness and the doors are closed behind you? the room is slowly illuminated by the site of gold everywhere it's truly amazing and overwhelming. English speaking tour guides will give you all the history. You can also buy replicas in the souvenir shop and many different books in relation to the museum.
Sunday is Free for all
Also in the Museum is a new restaurant that l must say was very impressive. If your prepared to wait for 20 minutes it really is worth it. the food is delicious, the restaurant itself is also very clean and tidy with an impressive service. You don't have to pay into the museum if you want to eat there.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, same opening times as the Museum.
The telephone number of the restaurant is (571) 2829205.
Address: Carrera 6 and Calle 16 No 5-41
Directions: Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
(Last exit at 7:00 p.m.Sundays and Public Holidays
10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
(Last exit at 5:00 p.m.)
Phone: (571) 3432222,
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