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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 and the extent of their sophistication. Be prepared to be wowed by the top-floor, 8,000-piece “gold room” and the Muisca gold raft found in Lake Guatavita, which is tied closely to the legend of El Dorado. 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. With the success of this museum, it has branched out with six other smaller, regional locations in cities like Cartagena and Santa Marta.