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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 attraction reviews
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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41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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60 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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Loma Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

the museum is far from downtown san cristobal. it is interesting how the mayans used their herbs and plants. it however does not provide scientific reasons to why these can still be used today. there is no guide to explain some statues that are in the middle of the rooms. interesting to go once but i probably wouldn't go again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I think I would have enjoyed this museum if I hadn't been spoiled by high quality museums elsewhere, as it seemed quite amateurish. Nonetheless, it was interesting, especially the section on local childbirthing customs.

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Tampa
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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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