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Mayan Medicine Museum

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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Tampa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were really glad we went to this museum, despite the negative reviews that we had read online. The museum is run by locals and is not a large, fancy state-run museum. We walked there from the center of town, but it might be a bit challenging for some. A cab ride from the center of town should be fairly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited the museum out of curiosity, but ended up buying some of their herbal medecines. Worth the visit overall if you've got time to spare. The location isn't convenient at all: the museum is located at least 1/2 hour away from the city centre on foot. We took an English translation booklet at the entrance and leaned a lot!

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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Did not know about this until we got there. Very informative and we even got to spend time with a Mayan healer. It should be mentioned so those who visit know he offers his services.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a very interesting museum and the walk out to it allows you to see how Mexicans live away from us tourists. Yes the displays are in Spanish but the English translation for all the displayed information is available when you buy your tickets. Go with an open mind and accept that our western medicine system cannot be transferred... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

The museum is not suitable for non spanish readers! There is no translation for english nor can you understand anything without it.

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Manila, Philippines
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I agree with the last person...we walked to the museum with our tourist map, which we discovered is definitely not to scale and the location was way off the map. It was hard to find and we had to ask directions several times on the way. Also we weren't offered an english information book at the museum, but the video... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had the lonely planet book and it said it was a 20 minute walk from the local market. We got to the local market and started walking, we wanted to save money on taxis and it said it was a short walk. We were walking and walking and walking and seemed like we were never going to reach it.... More

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Copan, Honduras
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48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

There were five rooms of the museum. Pick up your English translation when you pay the 25 peso entry fee. I read the translation while waiting for the childbirth video in Spanish finish. The English version followed immediately afterwards. The dioramas in the rooms were interesting but could have used some further explanations. There were multiple groups of candles of... More

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tulum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

i would say it's more about the different healing methodes then about 'medicine' how i would use the therm. at the entrence i got a perfect translation into german (i guess in other languages too). the video is nice! the rest is small, cute and worthwhile to see. there is also a garden with names and explaining some effects and... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We loved this funky little museum, located on the outskirts of town. The displays are attractive; the dioramas in particular are surprisingly sophisticated. While the signage is in Spanish, you are given an English version in a handbook (which you must return) that is surprisingly informative. Equally informative is the 15-minute video about Mayan childbirth practices. Outside is a pleasant... More

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