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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
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+52 967 678 5438

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Interesting but needs some work.

I have been here several times over the past few years and although I found some of it informative and interesting this place could do so much better with a little work. In a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Telordin
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Chiapas, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an ok trip for us because we were lucky and had our Spanish teacher there to explain everything to us, so we did learn a lot about Mayan culture. The video of the midwife and birth looked like it was from the mid 90s, and the English voice-over was awful. That being said, it was exceptionally interesting. We... More 

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Chiapas, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times over the past few years and although I found some of it informative and interesting this place could do so much better with a little work. In a strange way it does capture more of the region than most would believe as it is a bit run down and sort of thrown together "sloppy."... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could have been so good. The Chiapas region is the centre of indigenous Mayan culture and the ancient knowledge of illness, medical treatments and plants should be treasured. What you get instead is a dilapidated garden with medicinal plants and trees barely labelled, exhibit rooms that are poorly lit and captioned in Spanish (yes you can get a laminated... More 

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Thank Karm62
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very random museum but interesting in a quirky way. I especially enjoyed the video on childbirth. There is a remedy shop nearby that supposedly has a great cure for sunburn.

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Thank CarmenSandiego2012
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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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Thank jackier1901
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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Thank drjoanneelaine
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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