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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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23rd floor-great views!!! have your id with you

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... read more

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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 reception with a photo id (where you smile for a crappy pixelated picture), and then... More 

Thank namchegompa
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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 and answered all our questions. Also, they don't let you take pictures.

Thank Mariana R
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 in the "mine."

Thank Richard M
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
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
North Carolina
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6 reviews
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. They even have a little shop where you can buy emeralds at the end of... More 

Thank Jenny R
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 wait 15 minutes for a guide who couldn't really communicate with me, so I would've... More 

Thank Jacqui L
Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I learned so much about emeralds- this is a museum not to miss. I was really surprised to see that their main exhibit was a "mine shaft" on the 23rd floor of a building!!! Also the guide was able to translate into English so we did not miss out on anything as our Spanish is so-so. They have a lot... More 

1 Thank Mary_dLc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

So, from the moment we got to the museum they had us watch a video that seems to have been filmed 10 years ago, then, when the guide gets to the place he doesn't even bother to say hi, all throughout the tour he seems to be completely off, sometimes he would just mumble the information, he lacked charisma, I... More 

2 Thank Daniel C
Mercerville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Located in the Avianca building off of the plaza Santander, the Emerald Museum is a quick trip up the elevator. Bring photo ID if you want to get in, as they don't shirk on the security. You'll get a guided tour of the museum with a description of the history of emerald mining in Colombia, a quick film and then... More 

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