Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The house 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 region.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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larry f
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Nice little museum. A collection of the areas historical display from indigenous, settlers and more. The gold is fake but still nice to look at
Written 22 August 2023
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Jacksons from Brighton
Brighton, UK450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a lovely calm and relaxing place to visit. Text is in English, very interesting and beautiful items, learnt a lot about Colombia, a must see. A real grown up space.
Written 16 March 2023
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Ange4Maria
Bogota, Colombia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It is a very small museum, there is a special section for the gold figures which is impressive (small but beautiful). On the second floor, there is a gallery with pictures and information about the history of the house, the life of Simón Bolivar, and the indigenous communities that inhabit the Sierra Nevada. If you have time you can visit it as it is free and has air conditioning.
Written 29 July 2022
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AlistairRiddell
Havana, Cuba157 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Travelled here specially to visit this museum, having carefully checked that it was open on Sundays and public holidays. However they had randomly decided to close this Sunday... very disappointing.
Written 8 May 2022
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Lisa L
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A nice break from the sun. Very clean and educational. Bring your vax card though. It's free and in a great location.
Written 21 March 2022
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SAV - South America Voyager
Medellin, Colombia8,848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Today was my first visit to this museum despite the fact that I visit Santa Marta often and stay weeks at a time.

There is no cost to enter and some very nice exhibits and history about the area, the people and culture.

A must visit when your in Santa Marta.
Written 1 February 2022
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Its nice to have your opinion, this is in fact a museum that you can visit once and again. Best regards!
Written 20 February 2022
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Angela María C
Cali, Colombia63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Museo del Oro is located in Casa de la Aduana in the historic center of Santa Marta. Although it is not very large, you can perfectly appreciate the different indigenous cultures that inhabit the Sierra Nevada region and their way of living: what they use, the animals of the region, the symbols, weapons, etc. Also in this place the liberator Simón Bolivar was veiled after his death. The Casa de la Aduana through the centuries was inhabited by many people and had different destinations. The Colombian government acquired it to make it a museum.
Written 1 November 2021
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Chris L
Ventura, CA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Very nicely restored Spanish colonial museum where Bolivar's body was displayed after his death. You get to stand in that room. The artifacts are exceptional
Written 26 June 2021
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Vitproch
Prague, Czech Republic256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Very informative museum of not gold only! A lot of info on the are, original inhabitants, the city and Bolívar.
Written 16 April 2020
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Katya
Edinburgh, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I came here as part of the tour and, unfortunately, didn't get to explore all of the building by myself. But the exhibits that we've seen have been very interesting, with signs both on Spanish and English, telling the story of the region. The whole building was clean, and some parts airconned, which was a blessing in the heat of the streets.
Written 10 March 2020
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