Museo del Ambar, San Cristobal de las Casas

(4.1/5 based on 340+ 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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  • It is a nice Museum and very interesting, the staff is very attentive and they miss you really wanted to, but could pay greater attention, space is very small, limited collection and identification cards of parts left much to be desired. Anyway I recommend visiting it, much like me.
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  • This space is certainly a place where you can know the origin of this city magic where you will find the answers to all your questions
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  • It's a nice museum in a historic building. Informations are well detailed. Very good to see before buying anything from the street, or from any shops around. just pay attention to the opening hours be...  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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