Fundación Museo de la Esmeralda, Bogota

Fundación Museo de la Esmeralda, Bogota (must see)

The Emerald Museum and Foundation is located in the Avianca building, on its 23rd floor. This unique treasure museum has more than 3,000 pieces as part of its collection. Some of the best emeralds from Chivor, Coscuez y Muzo Boyaca and Cundinamarca Gachalá mines are exposed in the 670 square meters occupied by the museum. At the entrance to this hall, visitors receive a white protection helmet, to enter a tunnel, where they can observe the activities of a miner in search of emeralds. After traveling 15 meters inside the tunnel, the participants move to a room where carved stones are found in their natural state of extraction. There is also a collection of jewels with emeralds, necklaces and pre-Columbian figurines. In addition, there are pieces of rock (formations of the green gem), where visitors will have the possibility of testing its quality and purity. According to the creators of the foundation, an emerald can cost between $4 to $10 million.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Wednesday from 9 am.

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Sight Name: Fundación Museo de la Esmeralda
Sight Location: Bogota, Colombia (See walking tours in Bogota)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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