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This is the pride and joy of Bogota. It's home to one of the world's most impressive collections of its kind: more than 34,000 pieces of gold and 20,000 other pre-Columbian relics. The museum makes a great base from which to learn a bit about the pre-Columbian cultures that inhabited Colombia and South America before the Spanish conquest. Be prepared to be wowed by the top-floor, 8,000-piece "gold room." English-language tours are available at 11am and 3pm. If you can't make one of the guided tours, there are also English-language audio guides available -- just ask at the front desk.