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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Most of the pieces on display are copies of originals in other museums. A short lesson on the types of jade is offered. Jade jewelry and art work are for sale.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We (two couples) stopped at the mesoamerican Jade Museum in February 2014. The museum is the front half of a large jewelry store, and has reproductions of many significant mesoamerican jade artifacts. We had visited Palenque several days before, so the Pakal recreations were fun to see. We were given an english booklet with explanations for the exhibits - and... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

While this is probably first and foremost a store, the Jade Museum is very well done. The exhibits walk you through the history of the use of jade in Mesoamerica, with replicas of famous pieces and archeological finds to look at. You get to appreciate how jade was used for adornment, tools, and weapons, especially by the nobility. While the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A perfect reproduction of King Pacal tomb, a must see as the real one in Palenque has been closed for restaurarion. Very nice reproduction of masks for sale, but very expensive. Don't miss the masks of Pacal and Calkmool.

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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
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas

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