Mayan Medicine Museum, San Cristobal de las Casas

2.6
#5 of 22 in Museums in Chiapas
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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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3.6
  • We were attending Spanish school in San Cristobol de las Casas where our teacher recommended we visit this museum to learn about traditional mayan medicine. We walked through town, out of the central ...  more »
  • As guys said before it was closed. We came at Sunday 3pm by walking through a not very pleasant surroundings and all that we can see was closed doors and gates without any sign with working hours. Ent...  more »
  • Was keen to visit this museum and double-ychecked that it would be open on a Monday. Several official websites and two guidebooks agreed that it was open every day from 10.00am. I got there at 10.20am...  more »
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  • Pretty strange place. Most interesting thing was a small tv playing a VHS of a woman talking about traditional midwives. We were in and out in 5 mins max
  • Very unique and interesting experience. A quick view of the indigents life. Amazingly how easy you can see the similarity to the western culture.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Run down but interesting overview of Mayan medicine.

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