Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
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This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.
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I have a good, satisfactory experience of this tourist place. Since it is a place where you can go with your family, friends, among other people, the Mummies of Guanajuato are a set of naturally mummified bodies, which have been discovered after the exhumation in tombs of this. The mummies are exhibited in the Mummies Museum of Guanajuato. I saw that there are approximately more than one hundred mummies that are part of the museum's inventory. It has a thematic exhibition that annually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. And it has like all its history that apparently is very interesting.

Written June 16, 2022
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scrubs21
Cancun, Mexico80 contributions
I went to the museum today. The museum has a tour guide that gives you a in-depth explanation of all the bodies there. There is no English translation so you have to speak Spanish to the get most of the tour. The museum is up on the hill so you have to take your car to get there and the Area is not the nicest. Just FYI you’re not allowed to take pictures
Written September 23, 2020
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MrsOregon2009
Eugene, OR356 contributions
Couples
Interesting. Take advantage of the "2" museums, one goes right into the other for just 100 pesos. I'm a bit ambivalent about the whole thing depending on how you feel about the dead or undead. Seeing the infant mummies, made me sort of sad. It is a sacred place so keep that in mind. They ask for silence, but there were really loud little kids while we were there. There are some signs throughout with explanations, and bad English translations. The second part of the museum was just macabre.
Written January 10, 2020
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Sundncr
Washington DC, DC993 contributions
It was an experience to visit this albeit popular tourist attraction in Guanajuato. It is rated as a top attraction, even more than the colonial Centro area. I was curious to visit and the first time, there was a long line in front of the museum. My guide asked me come back early to get ahead of the queue. The museum is on a hill and away from the City Centro. You either need a taxi or a private transportation to visit the museum. There is an entrance fee with an extra fee to visit a special exhibit. Many vendor stalls are located around the outside of the museum. Most of the tourists were local or from Mexico. So, in the guided tour inside, you will not get an English narration. There are multiple mummies displayed in glass enclosures and photography with a flash is prohibited. Depending on you, reactions may be different. I was fascinated, but I also realized that the museum authorities showed great respect towards the displays. An enlightening experience to know what happens to the body after death. This was a unique museum experience for me.
Written January 5, 2021
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Emanuel C
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The museum of the mummies of Guanajuato is truly an incredible experience since it is a place full of emotions. Without a doubt, looking at what was done a long time ago with people who died is very interesting, as well as knowing how a mummy or the The process they went through since conserving a body these days is very impressive. The experience is magnificent since in most of these they are adults. However, you come across children and seeing the preserved state in which it is found is too surprising in the same way there are some that have history and it is made known what they were dedicated to or perhaps even their name is a very quiet place and the walk inside the museum is very enjoyable as well as the weather is very cool for me it has been one of the best experiences of my life
Written May 26, 2022
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HungryMike817
Tyler, TX199 contributions
Solo
Where else are you going to get to see this? Go. I felt much safer knowing all the mummies are behind glass (I mean, I know they're not alive. Or do I?). I honestly kinda felt bad that they dont get to rest in peace and have been made to be a tourist attraction to gawk at (Made me consider creamation for the first time), but you know I still went and gave it 5 stars. Saw people with kids there although the VERY young mummies, I could see how that could be traumatizing honestly. Overall, fascinating to see some mummies with hair still and looking like they just left the Thriller wardrobe set.
Written September 24, 2022
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DCH47
Chula Vista, California285 contributions
I had seen the famous mummies of Guanajuato many years ago and was glad I went to see them again. They are now thoughtfully displayed in an informative museum, a much better location than before. No trip to the amazing city of Guanajuato is complete without a visit to the mummies. Highly recommended!
Written January 9, 2020
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Mina Di Ro
Claremont, CA13 contributions
This place isn't for a faint of heart, as you walk in there's a scent... I can't describe it but its not pleasant but its tolerable. The place is cool if you're into that stuff, gave me the heebie jeebies but its historical and I mean pretty interesting to say the least. This is one of those must see places in Mexico!
Written April 22, 2021
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Carol3552
Chicago, IL90 contributions
Solo
This was included in one of those group tours . They tell you museum entries are included which is not true and then you get 15 minutes to run through. I wouldn't have seen this otherwise. You can see these people died in agony. I couldn't even look at the babies. Skip the tour and hit the real museums on your own.
Written September 19, 2021
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Dean92802
Anaheim, CA88 contributions
Had to visit again after visiting years ago. The new facility is much nicer and doesn't smell like it used to. These bodies are mummified but not in the Egyptian way. This was not intentional but a byproduct of the soil and climate they were buried in. The skin still hangs on them paper thin. Such a unique sight to see.
Written February 22, 2020
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