Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda, Bogota

3.5
#13 of 41 in Museums in Bogota
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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Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda Reviews

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  • Our walking tour guide recommended visiting this museum and we were so glad we did! Good tour guide, in English, watched a little video initially and then learnt loads about Emeralds. A hidden gem in....  more »
  • Bi-lingual Guided tour through the emerald museum including a replica mine showcasing the different type of geology where emeralds are found. Also includes a walkthrough of a private collection and a....  more »
  • good to visit and understand the origin of emeralds. the visit is short, the staff is not a specialist in geology, only learned phrases  more »
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  • Nice place where one can learn about the emeralds in Colombia. After doing the free walking tour one can visit this place for free which includes a guide. The guide was really nice and spoke ok English. The tour ends at the emerald shop where you can marvel at the wonderful pieces. For about $2,000 you can have a beautiful ring. This place is near the Gold Museum and is worth a visit.
  • Good introduction into the emerald world, guided visits can be improved
  • Nice place to learn about where the Colombian emeralds come from and to see some really beautiful raw emeralds. The will guide you (Spanish and English) and explain everything. Entrance is free with the wristband of the free walking tour and otherwise something like 2$. Since it is so close to the gold museum, both places can be visited the same afternoon.
  • I wanted to see it so bad, but theres no sign outside and cause its inside the Avianca building you can really tell wheres the entrance.
  • Started the tour with a super low quality video about emeralds, and it went downhill from there.

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