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Gold Museum

Gold Museum - Cartagena de Indias

Inaugurated by Banco de La República, in 1982 it opens its doors to the public in Cartagena de Indias with a collection of gold and ceramic of the main pre columbian cultures.

On July 20th of 1984 it is remodeled for the first time, becoming a regional museum of the Zenú culture.

The Gold Museum is located in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, within the walled sector, Plaza de Bolivar.


It contains the most beautiful testimonial of the Zenú culture. Through its different rooms the visitor will be able to appreciate the manifestations of this indigenous group.

The collection is made up of 538 gold work pieces, 61 ceramic pieces, 12 lithic pieces, 48 shell pieces and 6 bone pieces

The Gold Museum has meant for the city and the region an important creative, didactic and economical effort with a result recognized in the multiple cultural initiatives that have been generated from the activity of the Banco de la República and the constant increase of the number of people that take advantage of the cultural opportunities given.

Objectives | Services |Visits Schedule

Objectives Up
  • Contribute to the rescue, conservation and diffusion of our own values and strengthen cultural identity through its permanent collection, the anthropological programs and the support activities to formal education.

  • Highlight the importance of our roots showing the different aspects of the Zenú culture, which allow a close up to a past identified with us.

  • To be an educational and cultural diffusion instrument so the collection and programs are known for better understanding of our history, culture, and reality.

Services Up

Educational Program

The Gold Museum has been conscious of the importance for children to know the world their ancestors; that is why it goes out to educational institutions with motivation conferences to prepare the visit.

Thanks to this activity, students and teachers have been answering the invitations and actually five educational groups visit us daily.

Anthropologic Program

The objective is to embrace and diffuse the native past and the cultural manifestations of the Colombia of today. It is made up of:

  • Itinerant Expositions

  • Seminars, workshops, and conferences

  • Extension activities, directed to preparation of teachers.

Portón de los Libros

A service which pretends to promote, divulge and sell the Bibliographic Collection of the Bank.


Visits Schedule Up

Tuesday to Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Museo del Oro - Banco de La República
Centro Cra. 4 No. 33-26 Plaza de Bolívar
Phone: 664 6191



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