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Address: Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine | Av. Salomón González Blanco No. 10, Col. Morelos, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 967 678 5438

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Small but very interesting

The walk to this museum is a little bit off piste but being with three others we carried on. Not sure I would have carried on on my own. When you qwalk in they put on this video... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No English descriptions Video (which I heard was only good bit) wasnt playing Herbal garden needs some attention

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The walk to this museum is a little bit off piste but being with three others we carried on. Not sure I would have carried on on my own. When you qwalk in they put on this video that shows how the Mayans used medicine and chants whilst in labour. I found this particularly intresting as am a student midwife... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have visited this museum regularly with volunteers from our medical/dental mission. It is always fascinating. there is also a garden of herbal medicines.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very disappointing museum. The only interesting thing was short video which was played there. No english descriptions for tourists, no plants in the garden, blocked toilets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

It is an interesting walk to get there, through definitely not a touristy part of town, a little closer to the real world of Chiapas. Please remind the person in charge at the museum to show you the video about the midwives. The exhibits are interesting. There is also a garden with medicinal plants and a shop with natural medicines... More 

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Thank Witoldzio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I highly recommend visiting this museum to learn about traditional Maya medicine. Not only do you learn about the different traditional healers but you also learn about the plants and trees they use for healing. A video of a midwife tending a traditional home birth of an indigenous family is very educational.

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This museum is a little bit out of town. I did wonder if I was lost but eventually found it. Just keep walking, it's further than you think. There's not a lot here but there is information in a booklet in English and also some of the exhibits. The tableaux are a little creepy but if you want something a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The exhibits were fairly well presented.The garden left a lot to be desired as it was over grown with plants that were not meant to be there. We heard that it was worth while to visit. The best part was walking though the neighborhood to get there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

As older people we were treated like a king and queen by the staff here. Upon entering, we were shown a very interesting video about Mayan midwives and the birthing traditions. Since we had found a travel brochure where 'bird watching' had been mistranslated as 'birth watching,' we felt that we got our 'birth watching' experience here. There was also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is a small museum but packed with cultural information. There is an informative video in English and Spanish showing how midwives in San Juan Chamula deliver babies. It is interesting to see the various plants used for healing and the displays of healers.

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