Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

Museo Mesoamericano del Jade
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9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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pacific_gator
Wenatchee, WA148 contributions
Couples
I was wandering around San Cristobal in the rain looking for some photo-ops and stumbled upon the Museo del Jade and stopped to check it out. What a great little museum and of course, a store where they sell jade... who would've thought? They have some incredible historical pieces going back to the some original civilizations of Centro America and an incredible reproduction of the tomb of Pakal. I love history and this little museum was a gem. The $30 pesos entry fee is worth it.
Written August 31, 2011
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Josue2701
Albuquerque, NM229 contributions
Couples
You can spend an hour here and then go around the corner to the cacao museum. Great info. Mostly replicas. Friendly staff. Very informative just small.
Written January 22, 2020
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Mauro Podda Pani
Assemini, Italy128 contributions
Couples
This museum is not really a museum, but a shop of jade reproduction of maya sculpture. I spent so much money that I am a bit ashamed- I love jade so much....
Written January 12, 2017
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YaabaDaabaDoo
Houston, TX12 contributions
Family
Most of the pieces on display are copies of originals in other museums. A short lesson on the types of jade is offered. Jade jewelry and art work are for sale.
Written March 23, 2014
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SherryHardage
Los Alamos, NM92 contributions
Friends
I've been to this museum four times. If you visit Palenque, you can no longer go inside of Pakal's tomb. Over the years too many footsteps and too many people have caused so much damage they finally shut off the flow. However, in this Jade Musuem there is a replica with vividly painted walls and a dramatic display of what Pakal looked like just before they closed the sarcophagus. Most of the masks, jewelry, and axes are replicas of originals found all over Chiapas in the ruins. They are exquisite and well worth the visit. The stores is also quite lovely with the best of Chiapan jade jewelry.
Written May 31, 2012
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM935 contributions
Not only does this private museum instruct the viewer (in Spanish only, by the way) in the different varieties of jade, by detailing this precious stone's uses in Mesoamerica, it also offers a window into pre-Columbian cultures, from before the Olmecs on. except for one piece in its own special case, all the "artifacts" are copies.
Written April 29, 2021
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ShilohinBC
Lower Mainland, BC504 contributions
Solo
This is actually a part of a jewelry shop. The Museum houses a very interesting display of replicas of jade objects found in Mexican archeological sites. There is a booklet that you can use to guide you through the display cases. Very informative as to the origins of each object and where the original is now housed, usually in museums outside of the country. Entry fee of 30 p.
Written December 30, 2019
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estadolaico1957
Guadalajara, Mexico22 contributions
Couples
It is an interesting museum with original pieces that show the use of jade in this Mesoamerican region, in the end it is the store with Jade products, they are not cheap given that Jade is a Jewel. but there are pieces that are accessible and they are also certified with authenticity.
Written June 7, 2019
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travelerd2011
Los Angeles, CA264 contributions
Solo
After you buy your ticket to enter the Jade Museum one of the employees gives you a quick introduction about the museum and the process on how they get the jade. After the introduction you see the museum on your own. They have information on the Aztecs, Olmecs, Toltecs, Mayas. Do not forget to look at the very interesting information on the Maya king Kinish Janaab Pakal. Also pay attention to the sign because there is one room where photography is not allowed. It is not a large museum so you will be out quickly to continue visiting other places in San Cristobal de las Casas.
Written June 3, 2019
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Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada6,441 contributions
Couples
This is really a glorified gift shop with a small area with some impressive jade works. The court yard at the entrance is well appointed with a small coffee shop in it. The museum itself is small and we had a guide through it which was interesting. Then the typical exit through the gift shop where very high end merchandise is sold. There is a section of where the stone is being polished and cut. Worth a stop (has very clean nice washrooms). It is free to view and walk around.
Written November 11, 2018
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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade (San Cristobal de las Casas) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM