Museo del Ambar, San Cristobal de las Casas

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 300 reviews on the web
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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  • Especially based on the distinction of the real and the fake amber. Few objects worked amber. Not tour an introduction at the entrance.
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  • recommend it 70ºf and this very fences to get walking has very imprecinantes and worth taking the time to go
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  • Museum is based on how to distinguish original amber of you replicas and even make demonstrations by applying them heat, in a matter of the price of the items as if they are expensive because accessories are jewels made by craftsmen. It is good to see and to know.
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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.
  • Good place to learn about the process and history of the amber, in addition to purchase one for your energy
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