Amber Museum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Glistening in the sun along the northern border of Parque Colón is a former home built in 1508. Since 1996, this has been the location of the Amber Museum (Museo del Ámbar). Next door is the Amber Art Gallery. The retailer specializes in jewelry, artworks and crafts made from amber. Amber is a yellow to brown gemstone mined in three locations on the island. The material is resin from a conifer tree fossilized about 25 million years ago. Some specimens have insects and flora embedded inside.

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Museo del Ámbar, Calle El Conde, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic

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