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Museo del Ambar

Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
52 (967) 67 89716
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Description: This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
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English first
Ciudad de México
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Yes in Chiapas you can find natural traditional medication, jungles an ancient culture of Mayas, but in the city of San Cristobal you finally discover in the Museo del ambar, that its soil is natural source of cheap amber, where the amazing blood from ancient trees has been deposit like a yellow transparent gold, by the way two blocks ahead... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Beautiful collection of carved pieces - miniature sculptures... I began to truly appreciate ambar in a new way. Great scientific collection (fossils, fossilized insects as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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511 reviews 511 reviews
232 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Worth your time and 20 pesos pp... Lots to see and good explanations in franc/english/spanish on how amber is mined. The exhibits are well presented, some examples are quite impressive to say the least. Hope this review was helpful!!!

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The great thing about many of the museums in San Cristóbal is that you can see 2 or 3 of them in one day, without feeling overwhelmed, because they are compact exhibits that you can see in one hour. Such is the case with the Amber Museum ( Museo del Ámbar), as well as the jade and cacao museums. The... More

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Holland, Michigan
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143 reviews 143 reviews
72 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I admit that this was my first visit to an amber museum or any museum dealing with rocks, minerals, stuff coming out on the ground. So in that case it was a great learning experience and only have it to compare to. The displays of raw and polished pieces, explanations of how it forms and is collected, and demonstrations of... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I had gone to the Jade museum and gotten fantastic pictures. Same with the Chocolate museum. Here, after paying my entrance fee, I was told that I couldn't take pictures. Not 'you can't use the flash'. Nothing. Nobody could tell me why. Value? Of course not. The jade museum has objects worth a lot more. I mean, compared to jade,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We (two couples) stopped at the Amber Museum in Feburary 2014. The museum has been built (or rebuilt) from a ruined monastery, turned convent, turned prison and then abandoned. It’s attached to a pretty church and a very nice shaded little park. The Amber museum has some beautiful carvings and jewelery. There is small jewelery store, and a section explaining... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was a 30 min visit to the museum itself and a good 30 min in the store. It was a well worth visit, and very enjoyable and educational. The pieces are quite fascinating and the store offers just about any size and design for purchase.

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Merida, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Friendly staff which were very knowledgable. Enjoyed the captions on each display..very informative!

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This museum was terrific introduction to the complexity of Amber. The history,social impact and science are all carefully introduced. Excellent English descriptions as well as Spanish. And you will learn to tell the difference between the real stuff and fakes! Gift store carries excellent variety of Amber items and a. Range of designs and styles.

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