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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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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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Wonderful introduction to amber and its history, with a small but enjoyable showcase of specimens and jewelry samples. $20 pesos. Closed in the mid-afternoons. While in the area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 3, 2014
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Golden, Colorado, United States
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Huatulco, Mexico
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Desde el principio te dan la bienvenida y te explican con luz, microescopio como es el ambar despues te dan un recorrido donde esta el ambar donde hay videos y te explican mas claramente como se puede identidicar.. Since the beginning they explain to you how its the ambar wuth a light and microscope then you can go to the... More 

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San Carlos, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great film. Very informative, basically telling you not to buy amber from the street vendors as it isn't real. Also makes sense about how it is found, cleaned, carved, etc

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wonderful introduction to amber and its history, with a small but enjoyable showcase of specimens and jewelry samples. $20 pesos. Closed in the mid-afternoons. While in the area, visit the interesting and free Museo de San Cristobal in the hotel across the street.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2014

Educational and interesting this museum/store offers the history and science of Amber. The small entrance fee includes a small magnifying glass so you can see all the things that get trapped in amber including insects, flowers and other flora.

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Gorey, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014

I'm not generally a great fan of museums but this one kept my interest. Small entrance fee includes loan of a magnifying glass. Clear explanations of all stages. They have many examples of carvings in amber. However, I loved the pieces with trapped insects or other matter inside. They made it clear no DNA remains to clone anything!

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Tijuana, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014

Its a very little museum , but you can lean some about the ambar, the history, how to know the real ambar, etc

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the duller museums I've visited, but then I have no interest in amber. I had planned on spending two nights in SCDLC, but so fell for the place that I stayed two weeks, so was hard-pressed for things to do. I did buy a piece of amber with a bug embedded in it as a gift.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

I understand that there is only so much you can say/show/exhibit about amber. They do a fine job considering their subject. Still, it is a small museum that was not extremely interesting. I forget what the fee was to enter, but I think it was cheap. Still, there was not much to see in here. There is a gift shop... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Many places in town present themselves as amber museums, but this one actually is. There are many nice examples of carved amber and an interesting film on the process of carving amber. Nicely displayed amber in all forms (raw to intricately carved). You can take photos (w/out the flash). The building is an old convent (I believe) that is quite... More 

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Mahahual, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

Coffee shops everywhere.great variety of Beens and favors. Most restaurants are very good and reasonable priced.be careful of fake ambar hustlers. Real ambar will change color under a black light. Climate is brisk and you should have a sweater or jacket with you at all times, also an umbrella. Beautiful quaint town. Hundreds of little children,woman and men selling in... More 

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