Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda, Bogota

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Take a guided tour and learn about the culture of mining emeralds in Colombia at Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda, an emerald museum holding over 3,000 of the precious stones and exhibiting some of the finest the world has to offer. The tour recreates a mine atmosphere and explains the process of how an emerald is created and mined. Gaze upon the collection on display and observe the different qualities and characteristics an emerald can hold. The gift shop offers cut emeralds and a range of jewellery. You must take a guided tour in order to see the museum and no photos are allowed. Add Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda to your Bogota travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bogota tour planner.
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  • If one had to define tourist trap with an example, this would be the place. Taking advantage of the fact that the gold museum is across the square, there´s this so-called-museum where you see reproduc...  more »
  • The process to get into the museum is more complicated and takes longer that the 3 small displays that are all the same. At the end they show some emerald pieces that are beautiful and of course the o...  more »
  • ​ This is a must visit if you are interested in beautiful stones! However, like many other aspects of Bogota, finding it was not very easy and only after questioning several people nearby (in Spanish)...  more »
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  • Nice place to learn about where the Colombian emeralds come from and to see some really beautiful raw emeralds. The will guide you (Spanish and English) and explain everything. Entrance is free with the wristband of the free walking tour and otherwise something like 2$. Since it is so close to the gold museum, both places can be visited the same afternoon.
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  • Decent place. Interesting items.
  • A great museum to learn about Colombia's emeralds (the highest quality in the world). Nice displays and they even show you how it looks in the mine. The tour (compulsory) lasts 30 mins, ending in a large gift shop. A little complicated to enter - it's on the 23rd floor. Show ID to reception to get a visitors pass for the lifts. I got free entry as I did Beyond Colombia's free walking tour.
  • Great experience to see a replica mine and find out all you ever wanted to know about emeralds.
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