Tour of Colombian emeralds & building viewpoint

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Colombia is known for its coffee, but this country also has the best quality of a precious stone called emerald. Learn why it's so special and discover the extraction and carving process from it


  • Enjoy the view of all bogota from the 23rd floor of the building we visit
  • Learn how to differentiate a fake and an authentic emerald
  • Discover about the extraction and carving process of the stone


In this tour through the center of Bogotá, you will learn the difference between a good quality emerald and a low quality one, the extraction and carving process of this precious stone and how to differentiate between a real emerald and a false one. At the end of the tour, you will be an expert on the subject. If you want to learn about jewels during your visit to Colombia, this tour is perfect for you. You will learn a lot about the Colombian emerald, and other interesting things like 'quartz' 'pyrite' and 'the gold of fools'. The first place we will visit will be the plaza del rosario and you will discover why there are people standing all day in the square, guess? They are engaged in the informal emerald trade there! Then we go to a workshop where we have representations about the Extraction and carving of this precious stone, and finally we go to the jewelry store to see in what state these precious jewels are finally being sold. If you decide to join our tour you will learn more about why this jewel is so important to Colombia


Tickets to the Museum Explanation of how to recognize an authentic emerald

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