Mayan Medicine Museum, San Cristobal de las Casas

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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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  • I verified the opening hours for a Monday from two independent sources including the city website but when I arrived there - after a very long walk - it was closed. What a disappointment.  more »
  • A beautiful place to discover Mayan medicine. A bit far from the Center but it's worth strolling. The place is a bit neglected, but what you explain is very interesting.
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  • Herbal medicine is a very important tradition in Chiapas and the Mayan Medicine Museum is interesting because it provides a glimpse into the healing beliefs of the people. The information is interesti...  more »
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  • Very unique and interesting experience. A quick view of the indigents life. Amazingly how easy you can see the similarity to the western culture.
  • 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.
  • It's a strange place in my opinion. I think that much more info could be provided about the healing plants and maybe provide English captions in the rooms rather than a rather tired book. Unfortunately didn't work for me, though I appreciate their support of indigenous communities and their customs.
  • The way to know a culture is by its medical procedures
  • Run down but interesting overview of Mayan medicine.