Begin your exploration in the morning at Bogotá’s Gold Museum. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the important role that emeralds played in the culture of the country’s indigenous peoples.
Gain additional context about the role of emeralds in Colombian religious life during the independence area and colonial times during stops at two churches on Santander Square. Continue from there to the Emerald Museum as you explore how these famous gemstones are mined and learn about Colombia’s main mine locations in Boyacá. Included in the museum are details about the social conditions of area residents and information about how emeralds are typically put on the market.
Head to Bogotá’s emerald markets with your newfound emerald knowledge in mind as you shop for bargains on a few souvenir stones. Finish the day with an in-depth workshop offering more insight into this fascinating gem.