Museo del Ambar, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Pay a visit to Museo del Ambar to admire over 300 pieces of amber. Situated in an old convent building, the museum houses exhibits about the excavation and uses of amber in Chiapas. Take a guided tour or explore the museum by yourself to learn about the history of this fossilized tree resin. You'll view amber in its different states, from raw to carved, and discover its uses in jewelry, art, and medicine. The museum also offers jewelry-making workshops, a cafe, and a shop where you can purchase an amber souvenir. Make Museo del Ambar a centerpiece of your San Cristobal de las Casas vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Cristobal de las Casas trip builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • es un parque muy bonito y tiene mucha atraccion cultural como las figuras de arcilla y el ambar yo lo sugiero 
  • El museo es pequeño pero muy ilustrativo. La persona encargada es muy amable y se toma el tiempo para explicar a detalle todo el sitio. 
  • Hay una exposición de muestras peculiares de ámbar, también módulos explicativos del origen y forma de colectarlo, así como forma de diferenciar el original de las imitaciones. Hay una tienda donde se...  more »
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  • Small but very interesting to visit and learn some. Also has one of extremely rare scorpions in Amber so that's very cool to see. And a beautiful and historic building.
  • Good little museum. They also give a quick lesson in how to tell real ambar from the fake stuff.
  • Great museum with amazing Amber sculptures, if you are looking to buy Amber I suggest visiting Simojovel in Chiapas
  • Small, but interesting and for 25 pesos I think it's worth it to learn a bit about amber and see some interesting pieces. All explanations are in Spanish.
  • True amber here, find where you must get to know alive in San Cristobal or come visit
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