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Address: Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine | Av. Salomón González Blanco No. 10, Col. Morelos, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico

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Interesting - alternative medicine

It needs some maintenance on some aspects but the museum has the information and it is well presented. It has very interesting facts on how Mayan culture practices medicine. It... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Saltillo, Mexico
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Silkeborg, Denmark
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have to admit, I was quite disappointed with this museum. They did not have change at all so I had to pay more to go see a series of poorly lit rooms with technical up and uninteresting explanations (in Spanish, but you get a poorly organised booklet with translations) It was cool to see how they made candles, their... More 

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Melbourne
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a creepy place with a series of rooms with grotesque representations (life size dressed dummies and obscure artifacts) re-enacting aspects of Mayan medicine. Add to that, it gives no insight and is very difficult to get to. You must have better things to do in San Christobal.

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Saltillo, Mexico
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52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It needs some maintenance on some aspects but the museum has the information and it is well presented. It has very interesting facts on how Mayan culture practices medicine. It has a little shop/pharmacy and a doctor, also a lot of information on what uses may certain plants have. There are booklets in English, French, German and Spanish. I think... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

worn and tired exhibits. Needs a serious face lift. The herb garden needs tender love and care as most of the plants were in a poor state when I visited. This is a great idea, has potential but you need a taxi to get there and unless you have exhausted all else in the town - you can survive if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Small museum, a herb garden. They have english packets available for non-spanish speakers. A medicine shoppe with medicines available at low prices. This place could use a renovation. A small entrance fee is required. This is a 20 minute walk from town center through their burbs.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Really interesting life-like sculptures depicting scenes of Mayan life. Better if you understand Spanish. It's a small place, but definitely one of the most unique museums (if you can call it that) I've been to. Bit of a trek from town (10 blocks or so), but a cool one through the local market.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very interesting. There is a museum where you can leqrn about the maya medicine (with an english printout so you dont have to use the guide). A botanical garden and a pharmacy where you can buy some of the products and contribute to the local community. It is a 15 minute walk from the center of the town and you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Quite a hike up through this preserve, but saw lots of birds. We started out around 8am, came down around 11:30. Easy to get to by taxi.

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Vienna, Austria
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64 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Despite what the books say, you can walk to this museum from the centre of town. Although it is an interesting museum, I found it rather small and was wondering wgy it was desribed as 'award-winning'.

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Gorey, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is very worthwhile. They gather all the traditional customs and practices, and it should be a valuable database. The day we called the video was not working. There were no live demonstrations although I believe it sometimes happens. The area is small. About three rooms. Mostly just what you read on the walls. An English version is available at... More 

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