Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, Guanajuato

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Take a tour of Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, an eerie Guanajuato attraction housing over a hundred real mummies, naturally formed in the town cemetery and exhumed from 1865 to 1958. Not for the faint of heart, the museum offers you a chance to see gruesome human remains, including a pregnant mummy and a mummified fetus. Plan your visit to Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Guanajuato trip planner .
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  • Highly recommended to visit, full of history, the cost of access is not expensive, if you go to gto you have to go to the Museum of the mummies
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  • Guanajuato is without a space to bury in the mountain town, your body it had laid in the mine ended up digging burial place in the past. This museum is people of later generations saw the dry well then dry your body your body together. All good to dry.
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  • A good choice to get to know the history of Guanajuato, they charge a small fee and you have to go by car, the Taxi of the center of the city to the Museum is not expensive around $50, so it is worthwhile to take it
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  • The museum is an interesting attraction. In itself there is the morbid thought of viewing preserved bodies removed from their grave. However when one takes the time to delve into the history the venue takes on a different perspective. Understanding the circumstances of the period and how the deceased came to be on display is important. It was a surreal experience and my only complaint seemed to be the speed on which one is whisked through the exhibition.
  • This museum is a must see when you are visiting Guanajuato. There weren't any English-speaking to ers when we were there but there are written details available with most of the exhibits. If you are faint of heart you might have trouble looking at these incredibly preserved bodies but I guarantee the history and uniqueness of the experience is worth it. Keep an eye out for the baby part of the museum. Eeeek! Enjoy yourself and learn about the history of these forever preserved people.
  • Overall good experience. The wait in line to get in is long but what touristic place isn't? My kids enjoyed it. Once you're inside TAKE YOUR TIME. Don't feel pressured by all the people. Take pictures and enjoy what you're there for.
  • There's parking right outside the museum (get there early though or else it fills up pretty quickly). The prices are reasonable and be prepared to pay the fee for "camera usage" (about $23 pesos). Once you go in you're led to a little "movie" presentation that tells you about the history of Guanajuato and how the mummies came to be displayed in the museum (sorry, no English subtitles). Afterwards you will be led by a guide who will thoroughly explain the history behind the museum, the individuals, interesting trivia and will gladly answer any questions (our guide seemed very knowledgeable about what he was talking about and was interactive with the guests). Feel free to leave the guide a little "tip" for his time (although not required, I did so because I greatly appreciated the tour). At the end of the tour there's a gift shop (nothing really caught my attention though) and you can take pictures in coffins and next to replicas of the mummies. Remember though, all the mummies you see in the museum are 100% real, these are not replicas nor are they fakes, the reason why they're behind glass is because 1) to protect them from further deterioration and 2) a long time ago visitors would rip pieces of the bodies as "souvenirs" and to see for themselves that the bodies were real. Overall, the museum is a fun and interesting experience, I went with children and saw other children there so I wouldn't say it's not for children to see (just keep an eye on their reactions if it does frighten them).
  • So freaky but at the same time interesting museum. I ended with my stomach a little revolted but very impressed for what I saw. A must do.
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