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Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Phone Number: +52(0)967 6781121
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Interesting jade shop

Although it says Museo, it is more a shop with also things on display that are not for sale. The same concept can be found in many shops selling Ambar. I have no problem with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a friend, we went there and it was a wonderful museum with detailed information and beautiful replica of original masks and other objects found in the different regions. If you want to see Pakal's tomb at close range, this would be one place to go as you will not be able to visit the original in Palenque due... More 

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Thank Ehe20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

They call it a museum! I call it a shop that tries to attract you by pretending to present you with museum quality pieces. As not to pay a visiting fee, pretend that you are interested in buying a piece but that you would like to see the other pieces in display in the museal section before making your mind.... More 

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1 Thank Robert K
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Although it says Museo, it is more a shop with also things on display that are not for sale. The same concept can be found in many shops selling Ambar. I have no problem with that. I found it very interesting and conveniently located in the centro of San Cristobal. I'"ll recommend it.

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Thank Boursay
Shelburne, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Interesting little museum summarizing the Mayan culture of the area with a good display of Mayan replicas.

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Thank Gabriela M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I found this exhibit interesting yet I can see how some may not care for it. Take time to read the booklet as you go through it. Yes, they have a jewellery shop attached, with mostly jade, but the quality is much better than anywhere else. I bought a necklace with a jade figure pendant for 550 pesos and am... More 

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Thank Alan W
Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I never imagined that jade had so many colours in Mexico. They all were interesting and so was the museum and the shop. They also had amber for sale. Good place to see

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Thank olie293
San Miguel de Allende
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you are a textile lover, this museum is world class. I spent three hours pouring over the hundreds of drawers of textiles , both old and new from Master Weavers of the Chiapas Highlands, Guatemala and other Mayan locations.The Museum is serene and beautifully laid out. There is a textile expert on hand to help with interpretation (Spanish speaker).... More 

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Color me resentful. I have no problem with shops. I have no problem with museums. I do have a problem with a shop masquerading as a museum.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

So this is really a retail store, not a museum. And they charge to see the exhibits. And the "jade" in the exhibits is not even real but reproductions of historical artifacts that are in national museums. Not worth the time or money.

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1 Thank SantaFeRetiree
Holland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

While there were some interesting things about the "museum", how jade is located, mined, processed, replicas... I felt it was there more to attract one to purchase something than inform. From the displays and talking with the shop keepers one can learn just as much and save the fee to go to the museum. Informative staff about different type and... More 

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