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Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda

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Calle 16 No. 6-66 | Edificio Avianca Piso 23, Bogota 111711, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although not as recognized or recommended as the blockbuster attraction facing the same square “Museo del Oro”, I really enjoyed this little private collection of emeralds. As I watch some 20 Spanish-speaking visitors come in, I remained the only English speaker waiting for a tour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MKonTrip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour is short and not much involved but the emerald art is lovely. Of course the goal is to purchase from the shop, which has nice jewelry of varying prices and is guaranteed to be of good quality.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcella S
Reviewed 2 December 2018

I love gems and rocks, and I was reading the average and negative reviews on TripAdvisor, and I was thinking about not coming here, but I thought I would see it with my own eyes. The museum is located on level 23 of the Avianca...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Piggygoesoink
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you are in downtown Bogota visiting the more famous Gold Museum, just walk across the plaza to the Avianca Building and visit the Emerald Museum on the 23rd floor. Getting access into the museum is a bit complicated but you have to remember, you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AConferenceAttendee
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It costs $5 mil COP to enter. The tour was short, describing how mining works and why Colombia has the best emeralds. In the end you are released into a gallery with emeralds and artwork then an area to purchase extremely expensive emeralds jewlery (USD...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed 20 March 2018

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 reproductions (sigh) of mines and get told about the mining process...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

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 opportunity to purchase emeralds. The $36,000 ring...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Beka C
Reviewed 28 February 2018

​ 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) did we understand that we had to go into the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank louiscfl27
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

You would not expect a museum on the 23rd floor of this unassuming high rise building down Town steps from the gold museum. It cost less then $2 to get in and give you a good idea about the origins of the emerald stones. Once...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank iKottler
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Hard to find. Its at the 23floor of avianca building. You first go to the reception down stairs and show your idcard passport. We got Free entrence and a guide because of the yellow free walking tour bracelet. The visit takes about 30 minutes.

Date of experience: November 2017
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