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Address: 502 Ave. Benito Juarez, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Not for the Faint of Heart

One of the most interesting places I have ever visited. You see real mummies and it can be a bit shocking. Nothing is left to the imagination as most of their clothes have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is the number one tourist attraction sit in the city. although it is not for me I do take guests there, I wait outside, and they are fascinated. The lines getting in can be long especially on big holidays and at vacation times.

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Thank Barbara E
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you think Guanajuato the first thing you think about are the momias. This is something you can not miss when you are here. It is filled with great history and being able to see actual mummies is very interesting. This place is a bit shocking but its part of history!

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Thank FoodsnobMD
San Jose, CR
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to review this museum. Was well kept, clean, well lit. However one is left with a question as to whether the whole thing is morally ok. These 'mummies' are not ancient. If one of my family members were exhibited like this I'd feel pretty bad about it. Anatomical details are easy to observe and there are babies exhibited as... More 

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Thank CorrePolloRenco
Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum of the mummies and I found it very interesting, there is something in the soil that helps preserve the bodies.

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Thank Ali A
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most interesting places I have ever visited. You see real mummies and it can be a bit shocking. Nothing is left to the imagination as most of their clothes have rotted away. Not recommended for children at all. Once again, not for the faint of heart or those that get queasy but an interesting part of Mexican... More 

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Thank Glen C
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We got lucky and went in just before one of the guided tours, so we beat the crowd that followed us. We were fortunate enough to have a private guide, so we got a real understanding of how this attraction came to be, and there is really nothing macabre about it. Don't miss this!

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Thank Chan M
Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

So you will probably come here out of curiosity more than anything. Some points: As another reviewer pointed out, they are not mummies. The queue was really long to get in (about 30 minutes). There are around 5 rooms with mummies (about 25 in total). You will see them quite quickly. I thought it was a little morbid taking photos... More 

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Thank mikeazzo
Los Angeles
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283 reviews
141 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It took us over an hour wait in the rope lines to finally get into this museum, and you will definitely find it to be one of the most unique (and bizarre) museums you'll ever visit. It is certainly disturbing to see the remains of babies, which are clothed, etc., but the stories associated with each of the mummies is... More 

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Thank ReillyPas
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is not a place for the weak hearted. You will see dead bodies... I was surprised to hear other tourists shocked that they display the bodies. You will see a variety of bodies from different time periods, who died of different causes. When we visited there were no queues, although I wonder if in peak season there would be... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Mummies of Guanajuato has a dark, but interesting history that dates back to a cholera outbreak 1833. Because of local tax applied for proper burial of body lot of corpses were disinterred and eventually cemetery workers started displaying the corpses for a small 'fee'. Not sure scientifically proved, climate of Guanajuato provides an environment which can lead to a... More 

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