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Museo del Ambar

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Address: Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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+52 967 678 9716
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10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made...

This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.

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Always worth a Visit; Bezutofully Restored Church in a Beauriful Part of Town

This small museum on the 2nd floor of a restored church and ex-convento is a tranquil place to get some information on Chiapas amber from Simojovel as well as information on amber... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The personal that work here are really nice! They are volunteers from the area and can give you excellent tips about the museum and the city! The museum is small but full of content an good exhibitions

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I enjoyed this small museum a lot. Everything is well presented, well lit and looks very new. The information on amber is very exhaustive (in Spanish although you can get translations in various languages at the entrance) and the short video quite interesting. It was fascinating to learn about the importance of amber in ancient times and also how it... More 

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Oaxaca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This small museum on the 2nd floor of a restored church and ex-convento is a tranquil place to get some information on Chiapas amber from Simojovel as well as information on amber in general. Exhibits show some history and geography, but the majority of exhibits highlight fine carvings, including amber glasses frames and a miniature amber xylophone. The setting is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The kiddos and I spent an hour in the Museo del Ambar de Chiapas and my 10 year old wants to return (I don't!) It cost 25 pesos per adult and 10 pesos per kid. There's enough for one visit, and we all have developed an appreciation for amber that we didn't have before. The videos had English subtitles which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Lots to see, lots to read. Totally worth the time. There are videos worth watching on how to choose proper Ambar. Basically, Ambar is expensive unless it's on the street - NOT REAL. There is also a great gift shop worth checking out.

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Thank AlivePhotography
Chapala, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

While not really a public museum, this small space did provide quite a bit of interesting information about amber. The collector truly had a passion for it. Retail shop had nice pieces for sale.

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Thank Adee1950
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

It's a small place , but it's very interesting. The people who work there know a lot about the Ambar. And they show how see which one is original ambar

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Thank PakoMilpas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

I was very interesting to learn the way to see if the ambar is real, Their gift shop was nice and reasonable prices.

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Thank Cristina C
Swindon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

This museum cost 25 Pesos to visit. It is a small museum but has a good story to tell. There is a video with English subtitles that explains how they polish the Amber. Also a few notes written in other lanauges. Well worth spending some time there.

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Thank Lucyleak
Shelburne, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very nice museum. Very good introductory description by museum staff and by video. Very interesting pieces on display but it needs more written guidance to identify important pieces mentioned in description.

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Thank Gabriela M

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