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Address: Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine | Av. Salomón González Blanco No. 10, Col. Morelos, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico
Phone Number: 529676785438

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It is an interesting walk to get there, through definitely not a touristy part of town, a little closer to the real world of Chiapas. Please remind the person in charge at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Witoldzio
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Manhattan, KS
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited this museum regularly with volunteers from our medical/dental mission. It is always fascinating. there is also a garden of herbal medicines.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very disappointing museum. The only interesting thing was short video which was played there. No english descriptions for tourists, no plants in the garden, blocked toilets.

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Manhattan, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an interesting walk to get there, through definitely not a touristy part of town, a little closer to the real world of Chiapas. Please remind the person in charge at the museum to show you the video about the midwives. The exhibits are interesting. There is also a garden with medicinal plants and a shop with natural medicines... More 

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Thank Witoldzio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend visiting this museum to learn about traditional Maya medicine. Not only do you learn about the different traditional healers but you also learn about the plants and trees they use for healing. A video of a midwife tending a traditional home birth of an indigenous family is very educational.

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Thank Nahni53
Wallington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This museum is a little bit out of town. I did wonder if I was lost but eventually found it. Just keep walking, it's further than you think. There's not a lot here but there is information in a booklet in English and also some of the exhibits. The tableaux are a little creepy but if you want something a... More 

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Mazatlan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The exhibits were fairly well presented.The garden left a lot to be desired as it was over grown with plants that were not meant to be there. We heard that it was worth while to visit. The best part was walking though the neighborhood to get there.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

As older people we were treated like a king and queen by the staff here. Upon entering, we were shown a very interesting video about Mayan midwives and the birthing traditions. Since we had found a travel brochure where 'bird watching' had been mistranslated as 'birth watching,' we felt that we got our 'birth watching' experience here. There was also... More 

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Detroit, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

This is a small museum but packed with cultural information. There is an informative video in English and Spanish showing how midwives in San Juan Chamula deliver babies. It is interesting to see the various plants used for healing and the displays of healers.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This place is just down the street from the main market. It's easily walkable for the average person, including kids age 6 and above. Entrance fee was 25 pesos for each adult and 10 pesos for our 10 year old (I didn't see signs for this, so I suspect this was a last-minute tourist add-on.) Our 6-year old was free.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

The museum was ok and the garden better. Interesting but could be much better. I think traditional medicine deserves a better set of exhibits.

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