The Tayrona Gold Museum is located in the colonial-style Casa de la Aduana, a branch of the Gold Museum in Bogota, which contains pre-colonial tools and remains. The museum reflects the life and stories of the inhabitants of the Sierra Nevada and Magdalena during the last 2,000 years (Banep Museo del Oro Tayrona), distributed in four thematic galleries:
The gallery of pre-Hispanic societies describes the peoples that inhabited the Sierra Nevada during the Nahuange (200 to 900 AD) and Tairona (900 to 1600 AD).
The Pueblo del Magdalena gallery is a journey to the actual Magdalena province and its people.
The History of the Casa de la Aduana tells of the founding of the city, of battles and pirates, social customs, and of the recent times of the port, the railroad, the guineo and tourism.
Bolivar was here is a gallery dedicated to Simon Bolivar, who died in Santa Marta in 1830.
Travel to Santa Marta: Depending on your location, you can reach Santa Marta by plane, bus or private car.
Local transportation in Santa Marta: Once in Santa Marta, you can use cabs, local buses or private transportation services to get to the Gold Museum in the Historic Center.
Arriving at the Gold Museum: Make sure you arrive at the scheduled time for the start of the experience. The museum is located in the center of Santa Marta, making it accessible from most areas of the city.