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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
+52(0)967 6781121
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Average more of a sales pitch ... than a museum. It is kind of interesting and offers an explanation on the process of making and finding jade. But in the end I felt that they pushed buying the jewelry in the shop much more than the museum. I guess in the end it is a Business.

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Durango, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I enjoyed the displays but it was obviously there to sell jewelry of jade and other mediums. Probably still worth a trip.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is really a store that sells nice jade pieces and has a nice exhibit of mayan tombs, etc. Touristy, but if you are already close by worth a quick visit

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

You can't miss it!! They have many pieces from the ancient Maya culture and they have the explanation from each piece, even you can see a copy of the Tomb of King Pakal. Tell to the staff that you will visit the Museum of Chocolate and they will give you a Free Pass for it.

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Copan, Honduras
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I had great expectations for this place. First of all, there is a 30 peso entry fee to the museum. Secondly, and most importantly, all of the pieces are reproductions of pieces that I have seen in their original setting. The shop were they sell their jade pieces seems to be the sole reason for the small "museum" even exists.... More

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