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“Only if you have extra time” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mayan Medicine Museum

Mayan Medicine Museum
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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Type: History Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Only if you have extra time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The Medicine Museum is a bit difficult to find - slightly out of town after the market. It displays all kinds of information about how Mayas are curing themselves, using plants, prayers and old traditions. There is a pharmacy nearby where you can buy some of the stuff. All in all it was ok, nothing more - if you are into phytotherapy or this kind of things it might be really interesting.

Visited April 2012
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San Cristobal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Shabby and outdated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This museum could be amazing, with plenty of information included, but it has been left to get old and tatty, the video you watch at the beginning is like something from the 1980's with very little information i felt. The place just needs some money puttin into it really. Its a shame.

Visited April 2012
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Montreal
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Very unique and informative museum. It is a good walk from down town but one experiences a different side of San Cristobal de las Casas along the way.

Visited April 2012
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Portland, OR
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Museum needs funding”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

It is sad but this museum is run down and is in peril of its very existence. The gardens are only of interest for the placards; the plants are sad.

Visited March 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Herbs and little more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This museum has some interesting info on the local indigenous groups current use of herbs, and on their beliefs (religious rites related used for healing).

It is not completely mayan as they show info from other ethnic groups as well. It is very small and I would only recomend it if you have some "free" time on your trip.

Visited February 2012
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