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Mayan Medicine Museum

Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine | Av. Salomón González Blanco No. 10, Col. Morelos, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico
+52 967 678 5438
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Small but interesting museum of maya medicine

We were attending Spanish school in San Cristobol de las Casas where our teacher recommended we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kada09
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northern calif
Closed

As guys said before it was closed. We came at Sunday 3pm by walking through a not very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
darth_eugenius
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine | Av. Salomón González Blanco No. 10, Col. Morelos, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico
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+52 967 678 5438
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attending Spanish school in San Cristobol de las Casas where our teacher recommended we visit this museum to learn about traditional mayan medicine. We walked through town, out of the central tourist area of town, throught the traditional markets (for residents not tourists)...More

Thank kada09
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As guys said before it was closed. We came at Sunday 3pm by walking through a not very pleasant surroundings and all that we can see was closed doors and gates without any sign with working hours. Entrance had a lot of trash on it...More

Thank darth_eugenius
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Was keen to visit this museum and double-ychecked that it would be open on a Monday. Several official websites and two guidebooks agreed that it was open every day from 10.00am. I got there at 10.20am only to find it all locked up, and no...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I verified the opening hours for a Monday from two independent sources including the city website but when I arrived there - after a very long walk - it was closed. What a disappointment.

Thank Cor-Lené M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Herbal medicine is a very important tradition in Chiapas and the Mayan Medicine Museum is interesting because it provides a glimpse into the healing beliefs of the people. The information is interesting but the museum is very basic, five rooms that represent the main types...More

1  Thank Carla G
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Overall very interesting, and having visited Chamulla earlier in the day it made more sense than if we hadn't. I feel it needs a lot of government money spent on it to make it more of an attraction and preserve local culture. Felt a bit...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I did like this place as I learned a lot about Maya medicine. The actual exhibitions were so-so and could have been made much better, but it was great to learn what the different animal parts was used for and what the different flowers cured....More

Thank M_I-I_K3
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was an ok trip for us because we were lucky and had our Spanish teacher there to explain everything to us, so we did learn a lot about Mayan culture. The video of the midwife and birth looked like it was from the mid...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been here several times over the past few years and although I found some of it informative and interesting this place could do so much better with a little work. In a strange way it does capture more of the region than most...More

1  Thank Telordin
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This could have been so good. The Chiapas region is the centre of indigenous Mayan culture and the ancient knowledge of illness, medical treatments and plants should be treasured. What you get instead is a dilapidated garden with medicinal plants and trees barely labelled, exhibit...More

Thank Karm62
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