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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  • Emblematic Museum, in reality exhibition of mummies of which some have a history. See the informative video before starting the journey to understand it better. Discount is there a for students and teachers. It is not something that is visible anywhere and public transport leaves you at the entrance, no tour required. Beware of sellers to the output only.
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  • It is rather dark, you see many things here to keep you awake. mummified bodies of people of all ages. baby Mummy, it's somewhat macabre but worth visiting it. take my passport and sealed me it free, a souvenir.
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  • It's a different activity, foreigners love to, but it's amazing that even not they modernize to receive so many tourists. The only way to buy tickets is at the box office, there is a huge and poorly organized rows, it would be excellent if tickets could be purchased online. There are guides who work for tips, but the groups are so large that not listening well, then what remains is to go read the explanations and point.
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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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