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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  • Typical Museum of Guanajuato who must visit when is East in the city. Well care and very interesting Tour.
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  • Excellent care of the Mummies and museums, you can take good pictures, but it would be good that a guide narrated you the story of each Mummy and the mummification process unless you asked you tip required as all
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  • Nice ride, a little happy decision is to not let take photos without paying the reason is that one comes to this place through the images so it would be good to let take photos. Otherwise the ride isn't very long but has impact, there are conocerlo.sin doubts
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  • Coming into this museum with an American view of death, this exhibit felt more like a freak show than museum. These bodies were disinterred because their families couldn't pay to keep them buried. Somehow it felt wrong, but maybe that was just my cultural bias. I feel like the title "museum" was wrong, because you do not leave educated in some way. I don't have a problem with viewing mummies or skeletal remains for an education purpose, but this was different.
  • For American visitors, this museum may be a little little gruesome. However it provides an interesting view into funeral practices. The mummified bodies here on display include children and adults. They were buried in the late 1800s until as late as the 1960s. Apparently the burial practice in the adjacent graveyard has a two fee payment structure. One fee provides permanent entombment. A lower fee amounts to renting a grave. In the later case you are buried for a period of time and subject of being exhumed when somebody else at a later time pays to be buried in your spot. These mummies are people who were interred under the lower fee structure. The ground in the area is so dry and I think dance that it allows for very complete mummification. Many of these mummies have their hair and clothing.
  • Very interesting museum. Exceeded my expectations. The fee to enter us very reasonable at 55 Mexican pesos. Once you're inside you watch a movie then guide takes you through the museum room by room explaining everything you need to know and take answers. You can but definitely do not have to tip him at the end. In my mind he was worth it for being so knowledgeable and professional. Worth the visit.
  • It's very interesting but i recommend going with a tour guide. Had I gone without, I would not have learned all that I did. I overheard other groups discussing the exhibits with absolutely the wrong info. Our personal tour guide is what made this museum visit great.
  • One of the strangest museums I've been to. There was a law in Guanajuato stating that to keep from being exhumed one's family had to pay a burial tax. Those that did not, and whose bodies were well-preserved - ended up in this museum. Not sure I can quite recommend it, but it was a unique experience nonetheless.
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