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Museo del Ambar

Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 678 9716
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Chiapas is famous for their Amber!

Amber is only found in Chiapas. It is amazing to see the way they sculpt amber in to so many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
carinalavin
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Santa Monica, California
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NIce visit

Great place to learn about ambar and see some unique carved pieces. Also a good place to purchase... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dudley D
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This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amber museum” (11 reviews)
“small museum” (14 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amber is only found in Chiapas. It is amazing to see the way they sculpt amber in to so many different pieces. Some amber pieces have scorpions inside of them. Very rare in the world. I highly recommend this trip. It's a small museum doesn't...More

Thank carinalavin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn about ambar and see some unique carved pieces. Also a good place to purchase, as you know you're getting a real piece of ambar.

Thank Dudley D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty average. It was advertised in Lonely Planet as having a workshop where you could see the work on the amber being done but there was no workshop 🙁

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting visit for those who want to learn about ambar. The vídeos they have explaining about ambar are very clear and cover several topics. The place is beautiful and it has been maintained by the fee you pay at the entrance....More

Thank minarodrigo
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The museum is not very large but the displays are well placed and informative. There was a short and informative video as well as a paper guide.

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Museum that shows the history of amber production and uses in the region. It is located in an old convent (connected to the Church of Mercy), that has also been a military fort and prison. It is currently being restored and is beautiful. There are...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great building. Under restoration. No ADA access. Museum exhibitions is nice but not remarkable. It's a good place to visit in San Cristobal.

Thank Luis O
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This small museum/shop will teach you about amber, which helps immensely if you plan to buy some, since there are a lot of fake pieces offered for sale at the markets. The staff explains how to detect the fake ones and how to confirm the...More

Thank callaw
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Located in a restored XVIth century building the amber museum is a must either if you have no idea about what amber is or if you know what it is (or think you do) and want to know more, and of course, they also have...More

Thank Jorge L
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's a nice museum in a historic building. Informations are well detailed. Very good to see before buying anything from the street, or from any shops around. just pay attention to the opening hours because it's closing during lunch time. Musée très intéressant, donne des...More

Thank Wanying Emilie K
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