Amber Museum

The Amber Museum is located in the impressive Villa Bentz homestead in Santo Domingo, which was built in 1918 by one of the city’s most prominent German immigrants, Emil Bentz. The museum provides a suitably graceful home for a most impressive collection of amber sourced on the island and from all over the world. You can take a guided tour of the museum to gain insight into the prehistoric origins and uses of amber, which is composed of fossilized tree resin. The amber, which is mined in the Dominican Republic, is known to be of a particularly high quality, and much of it contains important fossilized plant and animal remains. Once you have viewed the impressive exhibits, you can visit the shop, which sells a wide variety of amber jewelry.

Amber Museum, Calle Arzobispo Merino 452, Santo Domingo 10212, Dominican Republic, Phone: 809-686-5700