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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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Excellent small museum in a peaceful, photogenic former convent. Some amazing and impressive carved... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
LittleOldMagee
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Berkeley, California
Must do

It's not the most amazing museum but a must do !! If you plan to travel to San cristobal might as... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
briga2001
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San Bernardino, California
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This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (8 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 September 18, 2017

Excellent small museum in a peaceful, photogenic former convent. Some amazing and impressive carved amber pieces, just enough information to make sure you appreciate and purchase the real thing (it is easily faked). Good amber at good prices in their small shop. The 2016 Lonely...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

It's not the most amazing museum but a must do !! If you plan to travel to San cristobal might as well stop by. Staff was great.

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Reviewed August 1, 2017 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
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

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

1  Thank Xhico
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Reviewed July 10, 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

1  Thank tedlyk
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Reviewed June 25, 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
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Reviewed June 5, 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
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Reviewed May 28, 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
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Reviewed May 12, 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

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Reviewed May 6, 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
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