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Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

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The building which functioned in the Spanish colonial era as the Customs House (Casa de la Aduana) for the port of Santa Marta is today a museum that lets you explore stories of the past and present from this corner of Colombia's magic Caribbean...more
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Carrera 2 con Calle 14, Parque Bolivar, 470004, Colombia
+57 5 4210251
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All reviewssimon bolivarsanta martasmall museumfree museumwell worth a visitgold piecesthe lost city trekgold museumold houseinteresting displayspre contactair conditioned and comfortableindigenous tribeshistoryinformationareaentrance
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Really enjoyed my walk through this free museum. Plenty to see here from the history of the area and people to the way gold was used throughout the land. All signage is in both Spanish and English (all spelled correctly!) One note is that there...More

Thank JonnyMoosh
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took our 14 month old son to the Museo del Oro and were very impressed. First, it was free to enter which was wonderful. We were able to take photos but no flash. The museum has air conditioning and is handicapped...More

Thank Carrie N
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum on our four day trip to Santa Marta. When you're looking for a small outing in the town, this museum is the place to go. Because it's free, you don't have to spend a lot of time here and see...More

Thank Eline v
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Decided to visit after completing the Lost City trek as our guide had mentioned the some of the gold which had been found was displayed here. The lonely planet info on this place was out of date as the museum is now open different hours...More

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Great musuem holding a lot of interesting gold pieces and artifacts, but also giving a lot of information on the area and local indigenous people. There are good English translations, so no problem if your Spanish is limited. Definitely worth a visit if you're in...More

Thank EnZed-27
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I am not big on museums. This one was great. Located right downtown, free, with good English translations of all the signage, you get a good summary of pre contact culture with lots of ornaments and pottery from the region. Good info about Spanish contact...More

Thank Kikoenmexico
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Full of stories to tell, it is a place that every visitor must explore. There are differente rooms with different topics. An interesting room where are shown the art of the prehispanic people of the region. A room with a complete display of Simon Bolivar....More

Thank Carlos O
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Even with the language problem, we enjoyed this museum. We had to guess at some of what we saw, but all was interesting.

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were lucky enough to run into Manuel, a Tourist Guide, at the entrance of this free Museum. It is situated in a two story house called the Casa de la Aduana which is claimed to be the first building built by the Spanish in...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We unknowingly stumbled into this museum while in Santa Marta and are sure glad we did. It's a beautiful restored colonial house, the downstairs being a free gold museum, and upstairs it tells you much of the history of de-colonization and liberation in Colombia. In...More

Thank britaylo4
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