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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

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Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre Num. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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+52 967 678 1121
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Well Worth the Time if You're in Town

The pieces on display are copies of originals on display around the world, but if you have any interest in the early indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, and you're the kind of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathleen J
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pieces on display are copies of originals on display around the world, but if you have any interest in the early indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, and you're the kind of person who reads what the museum signs say, you will find it quite informative. It's pretty and staff is very nice. Admission price includes admission to the Museo de... More 

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CapitaniaChiapas, Gerente at Museo Mesoamericano del Jade, responded to this review

Kathleen, Thank you for your opinion. More 

Assemini, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This museum is not really a museum, but a shop of jade reproduction of maya sculpture. I spent so much money that I am a bit ashamed- I love jade so much....

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We really enjoyed the museum. It is small, but very interesting. The photos turned out great, although the store at the end of the tour was very expensive.

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Puebla, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

for the MXN$35 this small private museum is really nice and good to spend half an hour learning about "Jade" with a very nice replica of Pakal's tomb... at the end there is a very expensive shop (for fool tourists? ) but no obligation to buy anything. the ticket is also valid for the museum of "cacao" (called Kakaw, which... More 

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Eastern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I like this museum because it gives you a lot of information, both from the lady working there and from the signs. And I like a lot the reconstruction of the grave.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This museum has an incredible beautiful collection of replicas of some of the greatest archeological finds of jade sculptures and masks from Mexico. The originals are in places all over the world so great to see this collection together, and much better to photograph them over here even if you would be able to visit all these musea, which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We came to the jade museum upon a recommendation of our guide in Palenque Maya archeological parque. He was completely right: this museum is awesome! Replica's of all archelogically crucial jade findings in Meso-America including a replica of the tomb and mask of Pakal, the greatest king of Palenque. Chronologically ordered with an exceptional clear and condensed explanation in Spanish... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Informative Museum of Jade in Central America with description in several languages. The store has item in all price ranges and items made on site.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great place to learn about Jade in Mexico. Most people don't know that Mexico is rich in Jade. Usually people think of China or other Countries in the East when talking about Jade.

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Tulum, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

While the originals of many of these extraordinary pieces are safely on display in the large museums of Mexico and the world, it is still very interesting to be able to view the reproductions in a comparative context. The stylistic differences of the different Mayan regions are well represented and an English translation of the descriptions is available to carry... More 

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