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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
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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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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Small museum but very interesting !!

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank PakoMilpas
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Cristina C
Swindon
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Lucyleak
Shelburne, Vermont
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very nice museum. Very good introductory description by museum staff and by video. Very interesting pieces on display but it needs more written guidance to identify important pieces mentioned in description.

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Thank Gabriela M
Manhattan, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The museum has an impressive collection of amber and artwork made out of amber, all ver elegantly displayed. Definitely worth the walk from the downtown.

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Thank Witoldzio
Melbourne
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

This small museum has a fine collection of Ambar objects and clear English and Spanish explanations of what you are looking at and how it got to be like that. The attached shop is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly staff who are happy to answer questions and give further insight.

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Thank Stanley18
Boulder, Colorado
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Well presented. Interesting sculptures of amber. Shows how you can tell real amber from fake amber of which there is plenty on the streets. All of the explanation signage is in Spanish (hey, it's in Mexico) so for those of us that are so-so with the language, just enjoy the visuals. It heightened my appreciation for what I was seeing... More 

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Thank Roy M
Tulum, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

This was a very nice visit to this small museum, it is not open on mondays and is open i believe all other days, hours are 10am to 2 and 4 to 8pm. the entrance fee is 20 pesos and kids are 10, I believe this is a good cause to support, on the ground floor of the museum is... More 

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Huatulco, Mexico
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Desde el principio te dan la bienvenida y te explican con luz, microescopio como es el ambar despues te dan un recorrido donde esta el ambar donde hay videos y te explican mas claramente como se puede identidicar.. Since the beginning they explain to you how its the ambar wuth a light and microscope then you can go to the... More 

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Thank la_u_ri_ta_cs
San Carlos, Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Great film. Very informative, basically telling you not to buy amber from the street vendors as it isn't real. Also makes sense about how it is found, cleaned, carved, etc

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