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Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda

Calle 16 No. 6-66 | Edificio Avianca Piso 23, Bogota 111711, Colombia
+57 1 4827890
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Calle 16 No. 6-66 | Edificio Avianca Piso 23, Bogota 111711, Colombia
+57 1 4827890
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A little hard to find as there are no obvious signs but the museum is in the Avianca Building located about 200 steps southwest of the Museo de Oro, (see photo). Check at the Security Guard counter in the lobby where a guard will escort...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum with a Emerald workshop and store. The staff was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The workshop was small but pretty cool, and the shop has some amazing jewelry.

2  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

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 in or outside the building that...More

1  Thank Bernhard S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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 and you have to check in at...More

Thank namchegompa
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

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 explained the visit was kind...More

Thank Mariana R
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 then you get to have your photo take...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 14 January 2017

They tell you about how emeralds are formed and then have many wxamples. The guide as very knowledgeable and pleased to answer questions. We came away with a new understanding and appreciation of emeralds!

Thank ExperiencedTravelers
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This place was very informative and interactive. The people are knowledgeable and you do learn a lot. It is a good place for adults and children, as the museum is set up in a way where you feel like you are mining for emeralds yourself....More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was advised to go to this museum in Medellin. It was hard to find and not the greatest tour. If you want to go it's in the Avianca building, 23 floor. Maybe if I spoke Spanish it would've been better, but I had to...More

Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is located in Avianca building at 23th floor. The visits are only guided and can be either in English or Spanish. The initial video must need upgrade because is recorded like 10 years ago.

Thank Luis P
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