Trip Planner: South America / Colombia / Bolivar Department / Cartagena District / Cartagena / Museo del Oro Zenu
As far as gold museums in Colombia go, Museo del Oro Zenu would probably get the silver medal, but it still makes for an extremely worthwhile visit. Often labeled as a smaller version of Bogota's Museo del Oro, the museum places a strong emphasis on Colombia's indigenous Zenu culture and their use of gold in decorations and religious artifacts. The free museum also displays household items used by the Zenu people and explains how they utilized irrigation and flood-management systems to their advantage. Spend an hour wandering through the museum in air-conditioned bliss. Put Museo del Oro Zenu into our Cartagena sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Museo del Oro Zenu
Cartagena Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 2 hours
Old Town Walking Tour of Cartagena BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $12
Duration: 1 hour
Museo del Oro Zenu Reviews
Museo piccolo ed interessante per restare stupiti dall'arte orafa degli indigeni prima della conquista spagnola. Non è al livello di quello di Bogotà ma abbastanza interessante more »Small and interesting museum to be amazed by the goldsmith art of the indigenous people before the Spanish conquest. It's not at the level of Bogota's but quite interesting
This is in a temporary location right now, but it still had a lot of interesting material and information more »
Fantastic free museum. Not as grand as the Bogota Museo del Oro but absolutely a must visit if you're in the walled city of Cartagena
Closed for repairs but shows open need to change status until reopened.
Places to stay near Museo del Oro Zenu
Plan your trip to Cartagena
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
Side trips from Cartagena
Hidden gems in Cartagena
View all >
Nearby attractions in Cartagena
Plans to Museo del Oro Zenu by other users
2 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Cali, Bogota & Cartagena BY A USER FROM CHILE February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ALGERIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in South America BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Cartagena BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium