A striking building with wooden garrets underneath a pitched tile roof, the well-maintained Casa de la Aduana (Customs House) is the city’s oldest building, dating from 1531. Simón Bolívar stayed here briefly, and his body lay in state in an upstairs gallery after his death. On its ground floor, the Museo del Oro has extensive displays on ancient Tayrona culture and its modern-day descendants – the Kogis, Arhuacos and Arsarios. A large-scale model of the Ciudad Perdida provides a valuable introduction for anyone planning to visit the ruins.

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