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Mayan Medicine Museum - CLOSED

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Interesting but forgotten.

Herbal medicine is a very important tradition in Chiapas and the Mayan Medicine Museum is... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Carla G
Mexico City, Mexico
Out of the way

Overall very interesting, and having visited Chamulla earlier in the day it made more sense than... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
Julia M
London, United Kingdom
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Av. Salomon Gonzalez Blanco No. 10 | Col. Morelos, Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico
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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

This museum is closed indefinitely. The reason I came to San Cristobal was to go here for research purposes and discovered that it has been closed since it was forcefully taken over on April 10 2017. I also found another couple who were trying to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We were attending Spanish school in San Cristobol de las Casas where our teacher recommended we visit this museum to learn about traditional mayan medicine. We walked through town, out of the central tourist area of town, throught the traditional markets (for residents not tourists)...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

As guys said before it was closed. We came at Sunday 3pm by walking through a not very pleasant surroundings and all that we can see was closed doors and gates without any sign with working hours. Entrance had a lot of trash on it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank darth_eugenius
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Was keen to visit this museum and double-ychecked that it would be open on a Monday. Several official websites and two guidebooks agreed that it was open every day from 10.00am. I got there at 10.20am only to find it all locked up, and no...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I verified the opening hours for a Monday from two independent sources including the city website but when I arrived there - after a very long walk - it was closed. What a disappointment.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank OnAir704712
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Herbal medicine is a very important tradition in Chiapas and the Mayan Medicine Museum is interesting because it provides a glimpse into the healing beliefs of the people. The information is interesting but the museum is very basic, five rooms that represent the main types...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Carla G
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Overall very interesting, and having visited Chamulla earlier in the day it made more sense than if we hadn't. I feel it needs a lot of government money spent on it to make it more of an attraction and preserve local culture. Felt a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Julia M
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I did like this place as I learned a lot about Maya medicine. The actual exhibitions were so-so and could have been made much better, but it was great to learn what the different animal parts was used for and what the different flowers cured....More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

This was an ok trip for us because we were lucky and had our Spanish teacher there to explain everything to us, so we did learn a lot about Mayan culture. The video of the midwife and birth looked like it was from the mid...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

I have been here several times over the past few years and although I found some of it informative and interesting this place could do so much better with a little work. In a strange way it does capture more of the region than most...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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