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Museo De Las Momias de Guanajuato

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Address: Esplanada del Panteon, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 473 732 0639
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This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.

This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.

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Pro tip: take a taxi. It's about a 2 mile walk from historic downtown and some of the neighborhoods are a little isolated. The concept itself is interesting. These are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

But it's super weird that they are using modern day dead bodies as a museum. I would let my kids go but understand why some people wouldn't want their kids seeing dead bodies with scary faces. My husband and I really enjoyed this though.

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San Anselmo, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally hated this museum and found it terrifying, however I seemed alone in this horror as loads of school kids and tourists sauntered amongst the mummified bodies cool as cucumbers. I've given it five stars as I appreciated how unpretentious and authentic the museum is, how undeniably original and if you want to get to the pulsating heart of... More 

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Thank Lisa S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pro tip: take a taxi. It's about a 2 mile walk from historic downtown and some of the neighborhoods are a little isolated. The concept itself is interesting. These are naturally mummified bodies that were exhumed from the local cemetery to make room for more burials. Many range from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The tour itself is... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, those are not mummified bodies but rather simply dead people that were found to be preserved that way via dehydration process. The context on how this happened is part of Guanajuato and Mexico's history. Not for people that get easily impressed, the mummies babies and even a fetus are quite creepy.

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Thank jheshiki
Mexico City, Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't enjoyed the museum... Everything was so unorganized, noisy and crowded... You cannot take the time to look and admire

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has great museography, they take you from the entrance in a 30 people group accopanied with actour guide, that explains interesting facts about the momias. It is a place not to be missed

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit and walk up the hill. Make certain to visit the cemetery attached. We went in the Day of the Dead so extra special

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience initially was we really shouldn't be doing this. It did feel a bit strange and slightly wrong. The mommies are in glass cases and are so close you can see every expression and hair on there face. People are aloud to take pictures which again did seem wrong. However after spending 5 weeks here and whittnessing the celebrations... More 

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Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall it was very interesting but sad at the same time. I visited due to curiosity but ended up feeling like I had violated someone's privacy.

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although, I really enjoyed this museum, it isn't for everyone. I saw many people with young children there. I don't think it is the best museum for them to visit. The bodies are displayed with respect which is good, as they are someone's loved ones.

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