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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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Meh....not a lot of explanation

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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 

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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).

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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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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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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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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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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