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Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda

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Address: Calle 16 No. 6-66 | Edificio Avianca Piso 23, Bogota 111711, Colombia
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Bogotá Emerald Gemstone Tour
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Emerald Tour in Bogotá

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Stunning Emeralds and exquisite education on the tour.

To properly accomplish this tour, a person will require approximately 90 minutes, so please plan accordingly. A copy of your passport is required at the ground level front desk... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2016
CanadianaJones
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

To properly accomplish this tour, a person will require approximately 90 minutes, so please plan accordingly. A copy of your passport is required at the ground level front desk prior to admission. The Emerald Museum is located in the Avianca Building on the 23rd floor. After providing identification and paying 5,000 COP, a guide accompanies you to the elevator and... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

The Emerald Museum is probably a skip unless you have a mild obsession with the precious gemstone. The "tour" on the 23rd floor of the Avianca Building takes you briefly through the mining process, some showcase emerald pieces, but the main emphasis seems to be the gift shop. A bit of a time share hard sell experience. If you want... More 

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Pereira, Colombia
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Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

They have over 3000 emeralds in rotation for exhibit. Beautiful examples. Show some from other countries to compare. Great video to start tour, explains the locations and process. Bargain for only 5000COP. No photos allowed.

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Thank Raymond G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

over all it was a nice tour , but not most amazing one. just a small place with some really beautiful stones. My tour was in Spanish, I am not sure if they had English version.

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Thank Lesanka16
South America
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Reviewed January 8, 2016

I went to see this museum because I was in the neighbourhood and I had some time to kill. It's very small in size, housed in the 23rd floor of a skyscraper. The cost is 5,000 pesos, and you have to check in with the desk in the lobby first. They asked me for ID, took a picture and gave... More 

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Natal, RN
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Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The museum is on the 23rd floor of the Avaianca Building right next to the Museu de Oro. If you have spare time, go and see the Emeralds and hear about them. The guide was knowledgeable and freindly, answering questions beyond the basics. The exhibits are interesting and change over the months. You will not need much time for this.

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Thank JennyGay
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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

It's a wonderful place where you can see and live the story behind emeralds. The entrance is 5000 pesos and the guide is about one hour.

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Thank Jaider G
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

I went to Bogota intent on purchasing an emerald ring but.....had no idea how to go about getting a good one! so my husband and I went first to this Museo Int. de la Esmeralda to learn about emeralds before going to shop for one. It was very educative and to me it was really worth it!!!!

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Reviewed July 13, 2015

Interesting to see the process of how the emeralds look in the ground, and the difference of where they get the differet qualities from. Shows a little about the process from the ground to the show room. Staff very nice & friendly even the clerks in the store, after learning I would not be paying their high prices were very... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum seems to operate solely through guided tours, which begin every few minutes. The presentation/tour explain how emeralds are formed over the eons and how they are mined, along with information on how emerald quality is judged. There is a gift shop selling almost entirely cut emeralds already made into jewelry. While the museum was quite fascinating, our tour... More 

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