Museo del Oro

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  • Day33

    31. Colombia - Bogota - Museo del Oro

    September 24, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Museo del Oro is supposed to be the best gold museum in the world. I thought it would be about gold as a source of wealth, but it was more about gold as a raw material for creating objects.

    There was a cool video that showed you how nuggets of gold are melted and turned into objects. Outside of that, this wasn't really my thing. But Craig, who has been working with gold all his life as a jewelry manufacturer, thought it was wonderful. He was aghast that I considered not putting it in the blog. So Craig, this step is for you.

    Oh, btw, if you ever get to Bogota, you must go to the museum's restaurant. The food was excellent and prices very reasonable.
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  • Day1

    Bogotá - La Candelaria District

    August 30, 2015 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    Just walking around La Candelaria, some parts are pedestrian only streets. But they are mobbed with people and street vendors, like a Times Square flea market! But we did find Juan Valdez! Oh, and the drivers are insane. The cab ride from the airport to the hotel was more dangerous than the flight.Read more

  • Day3

    Museum of Gold and more La Candelaria

    September 1, 2015 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    We started with a tour of the museum of gold (Museo del Oro), then followed a walking tour of the La Candelaria district. Near the Government buildings there were lots of police, some in full gear with automatic weapons. Not a sight we are used to, so we quickly moved on to other areas. Lots of old buildings, tons of people. Today we got to see the traffic from the eyes of a pedestrian. Need to move quickly!

    There was this canal running down the middle of park which was located between the traffic lanes. You can see it in the photo.

    Oh, and I bought a hat...
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  • Day28

    Bogota - gold museum and big-bottom ants

    November 5, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Today we were finally rewarded with a great day in Bogotá without rain. A festival took place in town today: the streets were filled with people and there was food, music and street artists everywhere.

    We started the day with a walking tour, learning about Columbia’s past and - while we were at it - tried different foods, including big-bottomed ants 🐜🐜🐜 (You didn’t miss anything if you’ve never tried it.)

    In the afternoon we went into the famous Gold Museum. It was interesting, but not our favorite in town. Lots of gold pieces created by the indigenous people of Columbia many centuries ago. It’s interesting to see what skill they already had auch a long time ago.

    We finished the day with a great dinner (Tamales) in a traditional restaurant in town.
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  • Day153

    Museo del Oro

    December 20, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    I was told i can't leave Bogotá without have been in the museum of gold and it was reall amazing what they made like a thousand years ago!!
    And of course biiiig doors 😅👍
    But they had a loot of gold in the nose and it looks just fucking uncomfortable 😰😅Read more

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