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Mayan Medicine Museum - CLOSED

Av. Salomon Gonzalez Blanco No. 10 | Col. Morelos, Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico
+52 967 678 5438
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Wasted potential

This could have been so good. The Chiapas region is the centre of indigenous Mayan culture and the... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Karm62
Random and Quirky

Very random museum but interesting in a quirky way. I especially enjoyed the video on childbirth... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
CarmenSandiego2012
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“health care” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“local culture” (2 reviews)
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Av. Salomon Gonzalez Blanco No. 10 | Col. Morelos, Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine, San Cristobal de las Casas 117, Mexico
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+52 967 678 5438
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

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...More

Thank Karm62
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.

Thank CarmenSandiego2012
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank PheebB
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...More

Thank jackier1901
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.

Thank drjoanneelaine
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.

Thank Silvia B
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...More

Thank Witoldzio
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...More

Thank Nahni53
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...More

Thank Katherine B
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...More

Thank Tommazatlan
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