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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
Phone Number: 529676785438
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Absolutely worth the trip!

It was a bit of a schlep for my boyfriend and I to get here from the center of town (we walked), but it was well worth it. After the 45 minute walk we arrived to what we kew would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small quaint museum which is an experience more then anything else. Giving the place some time, getting them to turn on the short movie about mayan midwifery and checking out the natural medicine pharmacy out the back are highlights. Pro tip: When you enter if you can't read Spanish get one of the translation folders from the reception desk!

Thank Antony S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

It was a very interesting expirience to see (on a video) how a tradtitional midwife works. The museum is a bit far out of town so you need to take a taxi. There is a 20 pesos entry fee.

Thank Esther G
Jerusalem, Israel
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It was a bit of a schlep for my boyfriend and I to get here from the center of town (we walked), but it was well worth it. After the 45 minute walk we arrived to what we kew would be a museum, but of which we didn't know what else to expect. The premises, as it turn out, is... More 

1 Thank rdbenaim
Paris, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We enjoyed very much visiting this museum. It is simple but very well documented. Each room has a lot to share to understand deeper the Maya medicine. And if you want and need you can buy herbs and more. We recommend the visit.

1 Thank Marquilou
Silver Spring, Maryland
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491 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I found that this museum is quite a walk out of the town center. I felt there was some effort in the exhibits - attempting to recreate the scene of medical attention in a remote Mayan village. A bit of insight about tradition of birth/delivery. There was also quite a lot of herbal specimens. However I thought this museum was... More 

Thank Steve Y
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a cute, informal little place. It was a nice walk out of town to get there, and worth the minor entry fee (at the very least it supports local healers).

Thank Arielle T
Silkeborg, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank LauraTravelNZ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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.

Thank Stanley18
Saltillo, Mexico
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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 

Thank a_isabel_a1
London, United Kingdom
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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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