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El Museo De La Esmeralda - Museum Cartagena - Colombia

Many Cartagena emerald jewelers tout their museums to lure tourists in, but Joyería Caribe’s Museo de la Esmeralda stands above the rest of the crowd. A guide leads visitors through the large, second-floor museum that displays everything about emeralds. An underground mine replica shows workers excavating the precious gems. Other galleries explain where emeralds are found and their place in history. Cases feature these amazing stones. Petra, an 80-centimeter (31-in) long, 140-kilogram (230-lb) rock, is studded with 60 raw emeralds. Tourists can get a glimpse of jewelers cutting gems and see the finished products in the store below. (Buy a beauty to take home.)

Location:

JoyerĂ­a Caribe

Calle 5, 2-51


Bocagrande, Cartagena, Colombia

Museum

Getting There

Travel Tips:

The guard will ask you why you’ve come. Say you want to see the museo and he’ll call a guide for you. Tours are offered in Spanish, English and German.

Price Description:

Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Sunday 6 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso, US dollar, Euro

Contact Information:
Phone: 665-4625
URL: www.joyeriacaribe.com/










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