Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.

Welcome to the Banco de la República and its Bogotá Gold Museum. The exhibitions were completely renovated in 2008, in an enlarged building with magnificent architecture. The Gold Museum's permanent exhibition invites you to discover the history of how gold and other metals were used by the pre-Hispanic societies who lived in the land today known as Colombia. It is displayed in four exhibition galleries and an exploration area, all of which you can visit in whatever order you prefer:

•The Working of Metals describes the mining and manufacturing techniques employed by the ancient metallurgists.

• People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia reveals how and in what contexts people used metals as part of their political and religious organisation.

• Cosmology and Symbolism explores mythical subjects, shamanism, and the symbology of metals.

• The Offering immerses the visitor in the world of ceremonies at which offerings were made.

• The Exploratorium encourages interactivity and reflection on the diversity and meaning of the heritage that is preserved in the Museum.

 
 
   

  

Interactive plan

  

Click on a gallery and on the brown arrows to go up and down. The Zoom button allows you to change size:

   

   
  

Panoramic views of the Museum

To encourage your visit to Bogotá and its Gold Museum, you can preview our galleries and exhibitions in 26 panoramic and interactive images. The Gold Museum is a unique place in the world you must not miss... Just imagine how it would feel to be here!

360° panoramic views


 

Start the tour of the galleries at The Working of Metals >

 


Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.
Photo by Enrique Guzmán García, Museo del Oro – Banco de la República.