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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  • It is a visit that you must do in Guanajuato. For my taste the place is well kept and the display of mummies, but somewhat high price of entry ($135 pesos per person), although there are discount for students and senior citizens. Tricky to get if you go in their own car, but there are many tours that take you to the historical places of the city of Guanajuato including the Museum and the cost varies depending on the route of the tour you choose.
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  • The Museum of the mummies this very well because when you enter begins the tour with an employee guide of the Museum which will be narrating and explaining the history of the existence of the mummies. Air conditioning inside is there and you can see everything in an orderly manner.
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  • Very original, very good, recommended to go with friends and family. Guanajuato classic, you have to visit it.
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  • Fascinated with dead bodies? Do you get turned on by any kind of morbidity? Do you like all sorts of weird stuff? Dying to see a bunch of stiff dry dudes & ladies? If you answered yes to all of the above, you've come to the right place. Simply put, if mummies are your thing: you cannot miss it; if you're really not that into them, this probably isn't going to be a great "mummies for dummies".
  • This is something unique. The surprising science behind the natural preservation of these mummies is fascinating. You'd say why go see dead people.. But again, its the stories and the science that make the museum worth visiting.
  • The interesting thing of the mummies is that they are completely natural. They didn't go through a mummification process like in Egypt. They were buried and something underground mummifies them. It's explicit and it even has mummified babies. That crossed the line.
  • The museum was interesting but I'm not so sure all the stories about the mummies are true. A little internet research presents several conflicting tales. The academic websites, with articles detailing research on these mummies do not corroborate the tales.
  • Truly one unique place with a great story behind the great town of Guanajuato. I do recommend to have a guide tell the town story for a small fee ofcourse.

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Where to stay in Guanajuato

Among the narrow streets and colorful buildings of the World Heritage-listed city center, you'll find a selection of tasteful boutique hotels. The streets around Jardin de la Union and Universidad de Guanajuato offer some of best the best choices and proximity to historical attractions. There's plenty on offer for budget travelers, too, with a range of hostels and small guesthouses at very reasonable prices. You can find some even more affordable options south of the center, around Cerro de los Leones.
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