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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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Now THAT is a museum!

Located in a restored XVIth century building the amber museum is a must either if you have no idea... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Jorge L
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Very interesting museum

It's a nice museum in a historic building. Informations are well detailed. Very good to see before... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Wanying Emilie K
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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” (11 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 13 March 2017

Located in a restored XVIth century building the amber museum is a must either if you have no idea about what amber is or if you know what it is (or think you do) and want to know more, and of course, they also have...More

Thank Jorge L
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's a nice museum in a historic building. Informations are well detailed. Very good to see before buying anything from the street, or from any shops around. just pay attention to the opening hours because it's closing during lunch time. Musée très intéressant, donne des...More

Thank Wanying Emilie K
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you are into small museums to learn about specific stuff you will like this place. It is basically a big room with a lot of amber stuff that you can wander around looking at. The postings are in Spanish, but you get material in...More

1  Thank M_I-I_K3
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Being in San Cristobal de las Casas everyone should visit this place. You will learn a lot about ambar and why this is so popular in Chiapas. The fee to get to the museum is really cheap and I think close around 8:00 pm. All...More

Thank FernandoN477
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Small charge. Not much to it but worth the time to learn more about amber. In Spanish only. Nice video and good interpretive boards and displays.

Thank ABQTraveler1947
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The only problem with the amber museum is that it is all in Spanish. Regardless, we enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pieces and learning how it is mined. Also learned what to look for when buying a piece. The museum is a former nunnery,...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This small museum in a partially restored old convent highlights the amber discoveries and crafts associated with the area. The attraction itself is not huge - there are several well illuminated cases showing carved amber and amber with insects inside. There are interesting and well...More

Thank Karm62
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This small museum is housed in a partially restored convent, in the Merced area of San Cristobal, about 4 blocks away from the main square. It is a recommended stop when in San Cristobal given the prominence of amber in the region.

Thank ClubWorldTraveller
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I have always loved Amber. I learned so much about it but I couldn't help myself but I bought a beautiful silver Amber bracelet there. The prices seem very reasonable to me.

1  Thank Joni R
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Good museum, but it's only one big saloon. They could have more types of amber. As the pink they mention, but there were any. The video explaining about amber was quite interesting, but there were only 5 chairs. There were some beautiful designed pieces there.

1  Thank Enio O
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