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Museo del Ambar

Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 678 9716
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Very interesting

There are some beautiful amber pieces on display here, well worth a visit. We also visited a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen C
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Sydney, Australia
Small but interesting

We were interested in buying jewelry made from ambar, so we decided to engage ourselves in some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Girlloveshonda
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amber museum” (12 reviews)
“small museum” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some beautiful amber pieces on display here, well worth a visit. We also visited a smaller museum in town that was in the back of a shop, but this one was much bigger with some lovely displays. They also have a shop with...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were interested in buying jewelry made from ambar, so we decided to engage ourselves in some further knowledge about this subject. The museum is not very big, but the director let us in and was a very admirable man. Although a bit more English...More

Thank Girlloveshonda
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Interesting and fair priced visit. It is right in the city-centre, so you just walk by, get to know about ambar, see some interesting pieces and walk away with some more knowledge. The content offered by the guide could be more complete and interesting...

Thank Matias C
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Excellent small museum in a peaceful, photogenic former convent. Some amazing and impressive carved amber pieces, just enough information to make sure you appreciate and purchase the real thing (it is easily faked). Good amber at good prices in their small shop. The 2016 Lonely...More

Thank LittleOldMagee
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

It's not the most amazing museum but a must do !! If you plan to travel to San cristobal might as well stop by. Staff was great.

1  Thank briga2001
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

If you are in San Cristobal you will see Amber everywhere. You will probably buy some amber, and just watching the video on fake amber is worth the price of admission. Don't miss the amber glasses.

Thank John A
Reviewed July 22, 2017

This museum is housed in an ex-convent next to a cathedral that sits on a beuatiful little park plaza. Though amber comes from many parts of the world, Chiapas is known for its amber. This is a good little stop to see the old convent...More

Thank Xhico S
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Be advised: there is another place (a retail store) that calls itself the Amber Museum in San Cristobal. You walk past it on the way to the 'real' Museum. Don't be fooled - walk a block-and-a-half further to the church plaza for this attraction. For...More

1  Thank tedlyk
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Amber is only found in Chiapas. It is amazing to see the way they sculpt amber in to so many different pieces. Some amber pieces have scorpions inside of them. Very rare in the world. I highly recommend this trip. It's a small museum doesn't...More

Thank carinalavin
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Great place to learn about ambar and see some unique carved pieces. Also a good place to purchase, as you know you're getting a real piece of ambar.

Thank Dudley D
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