Gold Museum - Santa Marta
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Whether you’re leaving Tayrona Park or just beginning your journey there, you’ll have a sense that you are about to experience something other-worldly. To give a sense of history, context and understanding to your experiences, we recommend you stop by the Gold Museum in Tayrona and see the artistry and extraordinary designs by the people who inhabited the Sierra.
An architectural jewel, declared a National Monument, holds hundreds of treasures. The most visited museum of Santa Marta with this dazzling collection of gold is housed in the Custom’s House – a marvelous Colonial construction that is held in high esteem and loved by the people of Santa Marta. We don’t doubt you’ll feel the same.
Enjoy a walk through this cultural space of priceless value that aspires to be the guardian of the Tayrona Legacy by showcasing a stunning collection of extraordinary pieces made by a mythical community. In the museum, you’ll have the chance to observe the details of over 500 pre-Colombian vestiges represented in bone, stone, wood, ceramic and gold artifacts. Precious metal objects conform approximately 50% of the incredible collection.
And there’s more. The museum will give you a ticket to Colonial traditions. The voices of the past come together in the space of a house with three centuries of history. It includes 51 Colonial pieces, rescued from oblivion and obtained in previous excavations in the centennial property. Get lost in the past in the museum’s thematic rooms: Pre-Colombian Societies, The People of the Magdalena, Stories from the Customs House, and Bolivar Was Here. Here, engage in a dialogue between history and contemporary life.
Entrance is free, as the museum is managed by the Banco de la Republica.
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