Museo del Ambar, San Cristobal de las Casas
(4.1/5 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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  • There are three places in the world where there is amber, Chiapas to be one of them; It is interesting to visit the Museum to get idea where you extracted this mineral, and all manners of work being done with the.
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  • Good exposure and personal knowledge, you will learn to distinguish amber from its imitations and you'll have at your disposal beautiful specimens, and varieties.
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  • Although it is very short it is worth much. In a short time is much known about this gem. The entrance costs 30 pesos. At the end there is a amber jewelry could not tell if the prices are high or are OK because I have no point of comparison, what I think is that it is authentic amber and designs are very beautiful,
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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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