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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
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+52 967 678 9716
10:00 - 14:00
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank TeddySaskatchewan
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank Priscila V
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Freefred
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This small museum on the 2nd floor of a restored church and ex-convento is a tranquil place to get some information on Chiapas amber from Simojovel as well as information on amber in general. Exhibits show some history and geography, but the majority of exhibits highlight fine carvings, including amber glasses frames and a miniature amber xylophone. The setting is... More 

Thank bmillerOaxaca
London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The kiddos and I spent an hour in the Museo del Ambar de Chiapas and my 10 year old wants to return (I don't!) It cost 25 pesos per adult and 10 pesos per kid. There's enough for one visit, and we all have developed an appreciation for amber that we didn't have before. The videos had English subtitles which... More 

1 Thank kenster99
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Lots to see, lots to read. Totally worth the time. There are videos worth watching on how to choose proper Ambar. Basically, Ambar is expensive unless it's on the street - NOT REAL. There is also a great gift shop worth checking out.

Thank AlivePhotography
Chapala, Mexico
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109 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

While not really a public museum, this small space did provide quite a bit of interesting information about amber. The collector truly had a passion for it. Retail shop had nice pieces for sale.

Thank Adee1950
Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

It's a small place , but it's very interesting. The people who work there know a lot about the Ambar. And they show how see which one is original ambar

Thank PakoMilpas
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I was very interesting to learn the way to see if the ambar is real, Their gift shop was nice and reasonable prices.

Thank Cristina C
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116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

This museum cost 25 Pesos to visit. It is a small museum but has a good story to tell. There is a video with English subtitles that explains how they polish the Amber. Also a few notes written in other lanauges. Well worth spending some time there.

Thank Lucyleak

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