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. Arrange your visit to Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bogota using our Bogota travel itinerary maker.
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  • this is a cool thing to do for the views you get from the museum floor-360 opportunity to see the city and mountains unfolding below. it's a little bit odd to visit because it's in an office building ...  more »
  • We were told this was one of the museums we must visit while in Bogota, but it was really boring, not worth it and it has a poor execution. It like being in an 80's museum. However, the girl who expla...  more »
  • Stepping off the elevator more than 30 floors above the street is not where one expects to see a replica of an emerald mine, but there it is. The guide explains the different veins and equipment, and ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Good expo to learn about the emerald in Colombia
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  • Very interesting! Very cute place. Incredible view!
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  • Nice site, the information you give is also excellent.
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  • Nice view of Museum, excellent service, fun guide.
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