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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
Phone Number: +52 967 678 9716
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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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Good museum, lack more pieces.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Enio O
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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Joni R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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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Thank Enio O
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

You can visit the cathedral and the museum. I think we payed only 30 pesos, you can visit the whole exposition in 1hour. Its interesting cause u can learn how to identifie fake Ambar from the original.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Most talented cultural people gather here to reward leadership, social impact and relevant people from Chiapas and Cristobal de las Casas

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Thank Cachinsky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I didn't have any interest in amber or much desire to go here, but we found ourselves outside and decided to go in. After we paid, we were given a short introduction to amber by one of the girls who worked there and it was actually fascinating. The collection they have upstairs is really good. There are many pieces with... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Spent a very pleasant hour here. Interesting to learn about how ambar is formed, how to recognize genuine ambar; like an art museum with the variety of ambar creations.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

In Chiapas you are offered amber everywhere, and this is a good place to know a little about it and how to know if it is real before buying anything. The place is very small, but interesting. The gift shop has good pieces but we found some of them for less at other stores.

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Thank katorga
Saskatchewan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We arrived just before afternoon closing, however the very kind staff allowed us to visit and stay a few minutes past closing time. Enough info in English to get the general idea of the ordeal of mining and the history of Amber excavation in Chiapas. The fact that it is locate in a lovely historical and restored former religious building... More 

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Thank TeddySaskatchewan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The personal that work here are really nice! They are volunteers from the area and can give you excellent tips about the museum and the city! The museum is small but full of content an good exhibitions

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Thank Priscila V
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I enjoyed this small museum a lot. Everything is well presented, well lit and looks very new. The information on amber is very exhaustive (in Spanish although you can get translations in various languages at the entrance) and the short video quite interesting. It was fascinating to learn about the importance of amber in ancient times and also how it... More 

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