Emerald Museum (Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda) Tours

As Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds, a trip to the Emerald Museum in Bogota comes highly recommended. Located on the 23rd floor of the Avianca Building, here you’ll get the chance to learn about the history and processes of emerald mining in Colombia, as well as admiring some of the country’s most prized pieces. This small museum boasts in the region of 3000 of the finest emeralds in the world. On the museum tour, you’ll enter a 27 ­square ­meter tunnel with samples of the emerald deposits, plus real veins extracted from real mines. In the workshop, you’ll learn about the process of how an emerald is created, and observe the different qualities and characteristics of the collections on display. The gift shop is a big draw for those interested in taking some of Columbia's finest gems home with them, with a range of jewellery and cut emeralds for sale. Those particularly interested in emeralds and their history in Columbia should join a dedicated Bogotá emerald gemstone tour, which includes visiting the attractions of Parque Santander, a stroll through the center of the emerald market, and a trip to the Galería de Artesanías y Esmeraldas de Colombia.

Insider’s Tip: Entry into the Emerald Museum is included within the Bogotá city sightseeing pass, which also includes a 10% discount on products in the museum’s gift shop.

Practical Info

The Emerald Museum is located on the 23rd floor of the Avianca Building in downtown Bogota. You will need to take some form of ID with you so that the guards at reception can issue you with a visitor’s pass.
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Address: Calle 16, No. 6­66, Bogota, Colombia
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Hours: 10am­-6pm, Monday to Saturday
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Admission: 5000 COP
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Bogotá Emerald Gemstone Tour

Learn about Bogotá’s thriving emerald industry during this 4-hour tour of the process of mining, finishing and carving these beautiful gemstones. Colombian emeralds are renowned around the world for their unique color, purity and size. offering you a unique opportunity to learn about the stone’s role in the country’s cultural traditions. Check out an emerald trade center in La Candelaria, one of the city’s oldest areas, discovering how the stones are mined and carved. You’ll also get to visit several sites selling one-of-a-kind rough stones and ornate jewelry. Your trip also includes entrance fees, coffee, a driver-guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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Emerald Tour in Bogotá

Make your time in Bogotá truly ‘shine’ thanks to this 2-hour exploration of Colombia’s renowned emerald gemstones with a small group. Get a closer look at how emeralds are gathered, processed and polished at the Emerald Museum and Gold Museum. Then shop for some jewels of your own at the Bogotá emerald markets and check out an emerald workshop.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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