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Gold Museum (Museo de Oro Zenu) Tours

Gold Museum (Museo de Oro Zenu)
Opened in 1982, Cartagena's Gold Museum (Museo de Oro Zenu) is dedicated to Colombia's indigenous Zenu people. Housed in a grand colonial building facing the Plaza Bolivar, the first room greets visitors with a pre-Hispanic golden jaguar and an ornate gold filigree butterfly. In fact, there are 538 gold pieces to see, as well as 61 carvings, including bone carvings, which you'll find in the next room — La Sociedad — dedicated to the body painting and textile traditions of the Zenú.

The final exhibit, La Epoca Hidráulico, profiles the Zenú people's hydraulic engineering feats. It's estimated that, up to 2,500 years ago, half a million hectares of Panzenu land was cultivated with the aid of a vast network of hand-excavated canals that ran up to 4km long and 10 meters wide, making them some of the largest man-made features in the Americas. Cartagena’s Gold Museum also has an onsite bookshop and auditorium. 

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The Gold Museum is on Carrera 4 in Centro. Info plaques are in French, Spanish, and English. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-5pm (closed 1-2pm). On Sundays and holidays, it's open from 10am-4pm. Entrance is free. 
Address: Carrera 4, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia, Colombia
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm), Sun & Holidays 10am-4pm
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Zenu indigenous immersive tour

Zenu indigenous immersive tour

Places:  20 de julio, zenu gold museum   Departures: 365 Days Of The Year, Daily Departures 7 Days A Week at 9:00 aM and 2 pm *flexible start time, please inquire.   Duration: 4 hours   Included: hotel pick up and drop off - private car with bilingual driver and ac - traveler‘s insurance – entrance to zenu gold museum – zenu workshop - local taxes - parking fees - fully narrated tour.       Not included: meals - alcoholic beverages - tips to driver/guide
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Cartagena Old City Walking Tour including Gold Museum and Plaza de Bolivar

Cartagena Old City Walking Tour including Gold Museum and Plaza de Bolivar

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Set out on a 2-hour guided walking tour of Cartagena, Colombia's stunning seaside city. Take in the the colonial architecture of Old Town, here the stories behind buildings like the Cathedral of Cartagena and San Pedro Church, and learn about local culture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00
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"Essential Cartagena. Private tour, customizable",

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The "Essential Cartagena de Indias" walking tour, will make you understand the relevance of this Caribbean port city and how its strategic location has helped to shape the world powers and economy from the 16th century till today. In this tour, you will feel the city like a local and will be amazed by the beauty and the good vibes of this unique place on earth. This is a no-rush kind of tour, that will walk tourists by history while learning why Cartagena became the prize for so many pirates and empires. Also, you will live the rhythm that does of Cartageneros happy citizens of the world. The walking tour is totally customizable and can be upgraded to compliment it to your interests or preferences. You will get to feel my city like a local. "El Guiador" is a perfect tour to fully understand the energy of the cartageneros and enjoy a fun time. Let me have the pleasure to be your #TourGuide I speak fluent English. Licensed, insured and certified by Colombian authorities.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.80
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$76.80
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 Cartagena Museum Tour

 Cartagena Museum Tour

This tour includes the description of the history of Cartagena based on museums. We will start with the Gold Museum where we will discover the magical world of the pre-Columbian era through the beautiful pieces that were carved by the Zenués Indians using goldsmithing techniques, pieces that date back more than 1,000 years. Then, we will go to the Naval Museum, where we will learn from the Colonial era and immerse ourselves in the general history of Colombia, learning about the most representative facts and characters of the time. We will then go to the Museum of the Inquisition, where the inquisitive events of the city took place. Whoever practiced occultism at this time was punished with death. Finally, we will visit the San Pedro Claver museum here, we will learn from this famous saint who was a worthy representative of the fight against slavery and the evangelization of slaves. --- Please provide us with an email --- --- Please provide email ---
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  • 4 hours
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$90.67
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$90.67
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Old Town Walking Tour of Cartagena

Old Town Walking Tour of Cartagena

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Get a quick overview of Cartagena on this guided walking tour. Starting around sunset, wander through the streets of the walled city, passing by the main plazas, historical colonial homes, and museums, including the Plaza of Santo Domingo, Cathedral of Santa Catalina, Plaza Bolivar, the Inquisition Palace, and the Gold Museum. Along the way, hear about the history and legends of the city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.50
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$11.50

Cartagena Treasure Hunt Tour

Cartagena Treasure Hunt Tour

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Turn your sightseeing trip through Cartagena into a family-friendly treasure hunt thanks to this 3-hour excursion. Visit top landmarks in Cartagena like the Parque Bolivar, Modern Art Museum, ‘La Presentación,’ Gold Museum and more, following the lead of a friendly pirate as you head off in search of ‘Blackbeard’s Gold.’ Entrance fees, pirate costumes, snacks, and, of course, some ‘treasure,’ are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$80.00
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$80.00

Emerald Shore Excursion

Emerald Shore Excursion

departing from the port of Cartagena we headed to the island with a republican style called manga, 15 minutes later we will make a photo stop at the San Felipe de Baraja castle built in 1686, after 15 minutes we will visit the historic center of the city We will make a shopping stop in the groves, maximum stop time 30 minutes, then we will go to the Emerald Museum we will do a 30 minute walk we will visit the Bolivar Park, the Cathedral of Catalonian Sdanta of Alexandria, the Inquisition, Gold Museum, Clock tower, San Pedo de Cablel church and a brief tour of the modern city of Bocagrande ending in the tourist port of Cartagena. This tour lasts 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 hours
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$54.00
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$54.00

GOD -1 CARTAGENA HISTORY AND FOLKLORE Shore excursions

GOD -1 CARTAGENA HISTORY AND FOLKLORE Shore excursions

It is the must-take excursion for all visitors to the city of Cartagena. This fascinating excursion will allow you to see today’s makeup of Cartagena. This tour takes you around different areas in the modern new sectors of Bocagrande, and the stately neighborhood of Manga. You will also visit the biggest and most important fortification built in America by Spain, and that is “San Felipe de Barajas” Fortress Additionaly, there will be a folkloric dance show for you to enjoy. you will visit the just outside-the-wall neighborhood of El Cabrero before entering the walled city. Then comes the first stop at “Las Bovedas” You visit the magical Old City
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.67
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Walk through the Old City of Cartagena

Walk through the Old City of Cartagena

You will know with us a city full of beauties, both modern and ancient, where the historic center with its “military architecture” from the 16th to the 18th centuries, its walls, bastions and forts, contrast with its modern buildings, mainly located in the area of the Bay. The magic of the city is in its outstanding colonial beauty, where you can visit places like the palace of the Inquisition, the squares of cars and customs, religious beauties like Sanctuary San Pedro Claver. --- Please provide us with an email --- --- Please provide email ---
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Historical Collections

Historical Collections

Enjoy the best of Cartagena's history knowing the richness of its museums on a private tour with tickets included
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  • 3 to 4 minutes
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$103.47
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$103.47
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Cartena Esrtellar Tours

Cartena Esrtellar Tours

This tour guarantees fun and learning in the heroic Cartagena in its historic cultural center in a more playful and interactive way. All concerns about places and sites will be answers in the best way so as not to lose all this magnificent history. They will want to come back again!
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  • 45 minutes
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$65.00
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$65.00

Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 6-8H

Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 6-8H

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Whether you are short of time or you are wanting to have the complete experience in Cartagena, this full-day tour is made for you! Come to the most important places of the city and live them authentically. Discover Cartagena’s top landmarks: Gold Museum, the Palace of Inquisition, San Felipe Castle and more. You’ll be able to choose whether you want it to last 8 hours with La Popa convent, a city viewpoint, or 6 hours without this top. Join us! • San Felipe Castle, Gold Museum and Palace of Inquisition guided tour • Historical landmarks in the Walled City its squares, fortresses and bastions • Tasting of typical Caribbean cuisine • Optional: visiting La Popa, on the top of a hill, and enjoying Cartagena’s landscapes • Plenty of spectacular photo spots for unforgettable memories of your trip to Cartagena.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Walled City + Museums Cartagena City Tour 4H

Walled City + Museums Cartagena City Tour 4H

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Join us in this 4-hour tour around the famous Walled City of Cartagena de Indias, led by a local expert tour guide who will show the best of it. You will visit places of great cultural importance for the country such as the Palace of Inquisition, the Zenú ethnics Gold Museum and the famous Clock Tower. Besides, you will have a glimpse of Caribbean cuisine with some local hand-made snacks. • Historical interesting facts about the Walled City • A visit along fortresses, bastions and squares • Local experiences of traditional food tasting • A guided tour inside Gold Museum and Palace of Inquisition • A walk along colonial and heritage houses and churches
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
Price varies by group size
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$65.00
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What are Gold Museum (Museo de Oro Zenu) hours of operation?
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Gold Museum (Museo de Oro Zenu) hours of operation: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm), Sun & Holidays 10am-4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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