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Larimar Museum and Factory

Calle Isabel La Catolica #54, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-686-5700
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  • Poor5%
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“stone” (7 reviews)
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Calle Isabel La Catolica #54, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This museum gives a nice little history of Larimar, which is only found in the Dominican Republic. There are great samples of the rock. The museum is located above a shop which sells Larimar jewelry. Jewelry in the shop is expensive - shop around and...More

Thank kt149
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

A small, but interesting and informative collection about larimar, this blue semiprecious stone found only in DR, its forms and types, mining locations, formation etc. Downstairs there is a shop (for us it seemed a bit overpriced) and the museum is located upstairs. Entry is...More

Thank Márk N
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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

The exhibit was interesting, but very small and basically just a ploy to get tourists in to the shop. The jewelry is WAAY overpriced - we bought similar jewelry a few blocks over for less than 1/4th of the price.

Thank P.J. P
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

If you are in the colonial city this is a good place to visit, they have a lot of larimar and amber jewerly pieces to admire and to buy.

1  Thank JCFondeur
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Reviewed November 20, 2016

The upstairs rooms have information on Larimar and a few really cool pieces, but that is just an excuse to have a good store. But is a really good store. The top floor is also interesting because you are able to see what a very...More

1  Thank Jana B
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you are looking for a beautiful blue stone, an original piece for a give of for yourself, the Larimal store is your place to find a beautiful jewelry.

Thank Luisa S
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Good history on Larimar. Very helpful staff, do not pressurising, knowledgeable, a definite must if wanting to purchase Larimar

1  Thank Catherine1711
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Ok Lari mar is a semi precious stone only found in the sea around the Island , they try to sell it to you everywhere .It is not cheap and all the guides takes you there maybe they get a commission on the sale ....More

Thank jaynecleveley
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

My wife & I were looking for some larimar jewellery & visited the museum for information & to compare prices. We ended up buying from a larimar (& amber) manufacturing jeweller in Celle El Conde where we had ween some items we liked. The museum...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

We were given a tour of the beginning to end process from stone selection to how they are cut. This stone exclusive to the D.R. has beautiful variations in colour and the options to customize jewelry on site seemed endless. A great one of a...More

Thank Debbie F
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