Mayan Medicine Museum, San Cristobal de las Casas

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Discover the traditional ways of living and healing of the Chiapas highlands' indigenous people at the award winning Mayan Medicine Museum. Enter the small and rustic museum and visit six exhibit spaces displaying a midwife assisting birth, an ancient ritual scene and various educative videos. Explore the mystical knowledge of Mayan herbology in the garden, containing many important medicinal plants. Local healers can be found in the pharmacy to guide and advise you on remedies, and those willing to go a step further can seek a treatment in the therapy room. Look for brochures with translations at the reception desk. Make Mayan Medicine Museum part of your personalized San Cristobal de las Casas itinerary using our San Cristobal de las Casas holiday planner.
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  • Normally open this museum private was closed at 10:30 because managers were not yet the. We settle to spend in the garden which includes a few names of plants or trees but very badly maintained.
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  • The Museum is a little away from the Center, so I recommend taking a taxi, which will charge $30 to arrive. The place is worthwhile, post that helps you to understand clearly the worldview maya, their beliefs and part of the traditional medicine. It is not a Museum of super luxury, but the ID cards and the Guide give you enough information to understand things. At the end there is a traditional temazcal!
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  • Although there are many who own San Cristóbal have not been inside, is a place that is worth to be visited, easily has traditions, history and culture of the maya world in the South of Mexico.
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  • This is strange but kind of cool. A creepy exhibit of indigenous life (creepy because it is very dimly lit) and an outdoor "garden" which is not very kept up. The best part is a video where you learn about the birthing process via an indigenous midwife. This place is very strange. worth a visit if you've seen everything else.
  • The way to know a culture is by its medical procedures
  • Run down but interesting overview of Mayan medicine.
  • It is not a traditional Museum, although it is large in space; little substantial. You know as Maya births you attend. Good micro there are drops up to appendicitis... forming their own conclusions
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  • It is small but worth knowing it and if they have a chance to talk to the people there at the beginning they seem to be very reserved but they are actually very friendly.
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