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Museo del Ambar

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Address: Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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+52 967 678 9716
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made...

This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.

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Very interesting museum

It's a nice museum in a historic building. Informations are well detailed. Very good to see before buying anything from the street, or from any shops around. just pay attention to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wanying Emilie K
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a restored XVIth century building the amber museum is a must either if you have no idea about what amber is or if you know what it is (or think you do) and want to know more, and of course, they also have a store. The museum collection has lots of insects and sculptures and two informative videos... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice museum in a historic building. Informations are well detailed. Very good to see before buying anything from the street, or from any shops around. just pay attention to the opening hours because it's closing during lunch time. Musée très intéressant, donne des explications détaillées. A voir avant d'acheter quoi que ce soit dans la rue ou magasins... More 

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Thank Wanying Emilie K
Stockholm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

If you are into small museums to learn about specific stuff you will like this place. It is basically a big room with a lot of amber stuff that you can wander around looking at. The postings are in Spanish, but you get material in English (and some other languages that you can bring along) that will tell you about... More 

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Being in San Cristobal de las Casas everyone should visit this place. You will learn a lot about ambar and why this is so popular in Chiapas. The fee to get to the museum is really cheap and I think close around 8:00 pm. All over San Cristobal people sell ambar accesories but once you are in the museam you... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Small charge. Not much to it but worth the time to learn more about amber. In Spanish only. Nice video and good interpretive boards and displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The only problem with the amber museum is that it is all in Spanish. Regardless, we enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pieces and learning how it is mined. Also learned what to look for when buying a piece. The museum is a former nunnery, built in the year 1500.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

This small museum in a partially restored old convent highlights the amber discoveries and crafts associated with the area. The attraction itself is not huge - there are several well illuminated cases showing carved amber and amber with insects inside. There are interesting and well illuminated panels showing how amber is mined and crafted. The added attraction is the convent... More 

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

This small museum is housed in a partially restored convent, in the Merced area of San Cristobal, about 4 blocks away from the main square. It is a recommended stop when in San Cristobal given the prominence of amber in the region.

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

I have always loved Amber. I learned so much about it but I couldn't help myself but I bought a beautiful silver Amber bracelet there. The prices seem very reasonable to me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Good museum, but it's only one big saloon. They could have more types of amber. As the pink they mention, but there were any. The video explaining about amber was quite interesting, but there were only 5 chairs. There were some beautiful designed pieces there.

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