Museo del Ámbar, Lilia Mijangos

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Museo del Ámbar, Lilia Mijangos

Museo del Ámbar, Lilia Mijangos
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Alex F
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg137 contributions
Very small but nice
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very small museum, but quite complete with history of ambre and magnificent pieces. there is also a jewelry shop, where you can buy very nice Amber jewelry
Written January 16, 2020
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Victor S
1 contribution
Visita al museo
Jan 2020
This museum is very interesting and you can discover a different universe in a piece of amber. it`s a good experience.
Written January 13, 2020
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estadolaico1957
Guadalajara, Mexico19 contributions
Real Ambar
May 2019 • Couples
In many places of the region they sell Ambar, which is a resin of thousands of years, unfortunately there is a lot of pseudoambar in the local market and even though they assure that it is real, it is FALSE. In this business-museum, there is a section with the history of amber which is truly interesting, and when leaving ... I hope that your Visa or Mastercard have a good amount of credit, because you will want to share everything. Everything has a certificate of authenticity. Enjoy
Written June 7, 2019
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LisaS_AK
Anchorage, AK46 contributions
Informative and beautiful artwork
Nov 2018 • Solo
The museum had some beautiful carvings as well as informative displays about amber in general and about amber in Chiapas. The museum is relatively small, so you can easily visit it without taking up most of the afternoon. They also have a nice giftshop.
Written March 7, 2019
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Karyn W
Kansas City, MO1,427 contributions
great small museum about amber
May 2018 • Couples
On our anniversary trip to Mexico earlier this year my husband and I visited the Museum del ambar Lilia Mijangos and were quite impressed at what was offered in this small space. There were many pieces of amber, in several colors. A staff member let us feel some examples to compare to fakes and even lit a piece on fire for us to be able to smell it. She was super friendly and her English was quite good.

There were several unfinished pieces and some others that were beautifully designed. Some had insect and even animal parts in them. Others had plants inside. We learned about how amber is formed and what parts of the world you are likely to find amber. There was also a store with a variety of souvenirs, and nice jewelry. It was not inexpensive and we did not purchase anything.

The staff were friendly and the displays were informative.
Written December 19, 2018
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Luis P
23 contributions
very good sample of Jade pieces together with history
Aug 2018 • Couples
is relatively a small museum; however, it has a lot of very well preserved and presented pieces; along with history.
Written September 14, 2018
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jassyho
Edmonton193 contributions
Perfect Location
Apr 2018 • Couples
If you want to know the story about amber, this is a good place to check out the history and also the processes. They also sell amber there so you are likely to get a quality item if you do decide to buy a piece.
Written May 1, 2018
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awlrr
San Diego, CA25 contributions
small self guided museum about amber
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is a very small self guided exhibit about amber, but interesting based on the availability of amber in the region
Written March 18, 2018
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Kelder74
Leighton Buzzard, UK20 contributions
Small museum but beautiful jewellery for sale
Feb 2018 • Friends
Small but interesting museum (good alternative when the main amber museum is closed). Lovely pieces of jewellery for sale, and very well-priced for the quality and guarantee of authenticity. Friendly, helpful staff too!
Written February 27, 2018
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ejiang3168
4 contributions
Short and Sweet
Feb 2018 • Couples
From the moment we walked in, we were given a great demonstration by the owner, Luis, on how to identify real from fake amber. The museum itself is small but well done giving you a history of amber, its origins, with several personal collector pieces from the owner's mother. There are also stones with fossilized insects which are really neat to see. I would definitely recommend making a stop here as it is quick and educational and will give you a better idea while you shop around town and in the markets for amber.
Written February 23, 2018
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