We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

Avenida 16 de Septiembre Num. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 678 1121
Website
Save
Review Highlights
like entering pakals tomb

jade everywhere. the sensation on entering is a magical one. fun for all. the pieces of display are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cisco D
,
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Small but interesting.

Yes, this is a shop. Yes, you have to pay a very small fee to get to see the exhibit, which is... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Ferretbite
,
Mexico
Read all 136 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“on display” (6 reviews)
“tomb” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Avenida 16 de Septiembre Num. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
CONTACT
Website
+52 967 678 1121
Write a Review
Reviews (136)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

jade everywhere. the sensation on entering is a magical one. fun for all. the pieces of display are really amazing.

Thank Cisco D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Yes, this is a shop. Yes, you have to pay a very small fee to get to see the exhibit, which is mostly reproductions of jade artifacts from other museums. That being said: +Totally worth a visit if you want to get inside and away...More

Thank Ferretbite
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

If you are fascinated by the Mayan culture like myself than this is a must! Beautiful display of jade pieces similar to the original pieces found in many temples and Mayan ruins. It takes up about 40-60 minutes if you are reading all the information...More

Thank carinalavin
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Even if you don't want to pay for the museo, you can see reproductions in the gift shop. Cool stuff. Worth a gander

Thank Dudley D
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The pieces on display are copies of originals on display around the world, but if you have any interest in the early indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, and you're the kind of person who reads what the museum signs say, you will find it quite informative....More

Thank Kathleen J
CapitaniaChiapas, Gerente at Museo Mesoamericano del Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Kathleen, Thank you for your opinion.

Reviewed 12 January 2017

This museum is not really a museum, but a shop of jade reproduction of maya sculpture. I spent so much money that I am a bit ashamed- I love jade so much....

Thank roburq
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We really enjoyed the museum. It is small, but very interesting. The photos turned out great, although the store at the end of the tour was very expensive.

1  Thank Dosteele
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

for the MXN$35 this small private museum is really nice and good to spend half an hour learning about "Jade" with a very nice replica of Pakal's tomb... at the end there is a very expensive shop (for fool tourists? ) but no obligation to...More

Thank adolfogom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I like this museum because it gives you a lot of information, both from the lady working there and from the signs. And I like a lot the reconstruction of the grave.

1  Thank Chiaraton
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum has an incredible beautiful collection of replicas of some of the greatest archeological finds of jade sculptures and masks from Mexico. The originals are in places all over the world so great to see this collection together, and much better to photograph them...More

1  Thank Herman S
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Oh la la
969 reviews
.14 km away
Rincon Yucateco
35 reviews
.11 km away
La Central Hamburgueseria
96 reviews
.15 km away
El Fogon de Jovel
485 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas
780 reviews
.01 km away
Foro Cultural Kinoki
120 reviews
.28 km away
Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos
92 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museo Mesoamericano del Jade staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit