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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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A Must See

If you are in San Cristobal you will see Amber everywhere. You will probably buy some amber, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John A
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Berkeley, California
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Learn about Amber in Chiapas

This museum is housed in an ex-convent next to a cathedral that sits on a beuatiful little park... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Xhico S
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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” (12 reviews)
“small museum” (15 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in San Cristobal you will see Amber everywhere. You will probably buy some amber, and just watching the video on fake amber is worth the price of admission. Don't miss the amber glasses.

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is housed in an ex-convent next to a cathedral that sits on a beuatiful little park plaza. Though amber comes from many parts of the world, Chiapas is known for its amber. This is a good little stop to see the old convent...More

Thank Xhico S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Be advised: there is another place (a retail store) that calls itself the Amber Museum in San Cristobal. You walk past it on the way to the 'real' Museum. Don't be fooled - walk a block-and-a-half further to the church plaza for this attraction. For...More

Thank tedlyk
Reviewed 25 June 2017 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 6 June 2017

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 28 May 2017 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 12 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
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