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“Momias ”

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
Ranked #14 of 76 things to do in Guanajuato
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

It is a creepy place for sure but what do you spect if you are going to the mommies museum ?! Hello ! If you don't feel like you want to see real mommies of all kind from little kids to old people and people that drowned or was killed. Not the best place for little kids. Thought

Thank ReneCatalan
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Disappointing to see how much this place has become so touristy. (I was here 25 yrs ago). The video they show when you enter was only in Spanish and the voices were muffled making it hard to understand. The comments in joking fashion placed on some of the cards next to the momias were inappropriate...and the room placement made it seem somewhat morbid.
Wish they would have stuck to just the historical and cultural perspective of this.
Suggest skipping this.

1  Thank eadsl
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place has zero reason to exist. The "mummies", aka people whose families couldn't afford to keep the buried, only died less than 100 years ago. It's macabre and not in a good way - there's zero respect for the dead and no historical value. I don't think I even saw a sign saying most of the people had died in a cholera outbreak, and there's very little scientific information about how and why the bodies were preserved. It's just a money-making venue and if you value your humanity, not worth the 50 pesos.

2  Thank Kirsty J
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

First off, the bodies in this museum are not mummies but rather desiccated corpses in various states of decomposition. Most were buried in the early to mid 1800's and disinterred in the early 1900's when some enterprising people thought they could make a buck displaying the dead that had been unusually preserved. All displayed had the misfortune of having surviving relatives who ceased paying their "cemetery rent". RIP this is not. Many of the corpses have had their burial clothes removed....they didn't just rot away....I found this to be very distasteful. Many were adorned with salacious explanations of death based on nada: explanations like, this woman was buried alive and that is why her hands are like claws (clawing at the coffin lid) and her mouth is agape from screaming....totally gratuitous. I know that people are interested in graphic death, so if that fits you, knock yourself out with this place. One last note, I would strongly urge those with young children to consider skipping this one.....very graphic.

1  Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Spent several days in San Miguel and wanted to go see the Mummy Museum in Guanajuato. We arranged for the same driver that had picked us up at the airport to take us to Guanajuato. It was about an hour drive, with little traffic on a Sunday morning.

I was surprised by all the tunnels in Guanajuato. I wouldn't want to drive there, I'd probably still be lost in one of the tunnels.

It was a long, winding road leading up to the museum. It doesn't look like much from the outside. After paying to go in, you go through some long hallways with the mummies in glass cases. Some still had hair and clothes. There was a room with baby mummies.

It was different. Wouldn't return. There is a lot to see in Guanajuato besides the mummies

Thank John78223
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