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“Interesting museum” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museo del Ambar

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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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The museum is small, but it gives a general picture of Ambar in the world an in Chiapas. It's worth visiting because they have a permanent exhibition of carved ambar pieces, very impressive an beautiful pieces of art.

Visited March 2012
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Portland, OR
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“As expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

A small museum but has interesting displays. A video shows the processing of ambar from raw to a finished piece.

Visited March 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We spent an hour or so here, and had a very nice in depth chat with one of the directors/founders of the museum. She also gave us some super advice for the rest of our trip and where to go. This is especially good to go to because of all the amber shops in town and what to look/watch out for.

Visited March 2012
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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“Small but precise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Very small museum, but they had a short and good video on how they polish ambar.

Visited February 2012
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“Museo de Ambar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Very educational video pointing out how to distinguish true from false amber. I was also able to purchase rough amber in the gift shop. Excellent amber jewelry in the nearby shops.

Visited February 2012
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