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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  • July 17, 2017
    This museum is very interesting and the guides are very helpful and tell you a lot of the stones and the mining in Columbia and the jewelry. The museum is a bit hidden, because we didn't find any sign...  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    Cute private museum that teaches the unique beauty of Colombian emeralds and how it is extracted from the mines. Interesting travel with enough, varied and spectacular specimens. Moreover, the view from the top of Bogota is precious.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Place well armed for wconocer as extracted emeralds interesting but expensive not worth the penalty is private
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  • July 18, 2017
    Great experience to see a replica mine and find out all you ever wanted to know about emeralds.
  • February 9, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    Good expo to learn about the emerald in Colombia
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  • April 2, 2017
    Very interesting! Very cute place. Incredible view!
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  • August 7, 2017
    An unlikely place in the center of the city
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