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. Plan your visit to Museo del Ambar and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Cristobal de las Casas online trip builder .
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  • Interesting and fair priced visit. It is right in the city-centre, so you just walk by, get to know about ambar, see some interesting pieces and walk away with some more knowledge. The content offered...  more »
  • Another Museum to visit in San Cristobal even that today is in remodelling presents clearly the history of amber where also has a store to purchase the same as I remember, somewhere that there are others visit your travel if few time otherwise don't waste time in visiting it and enjoy other natural beauties.
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  • A visit to the 20 minutes in a room that has as main objective the sale of pieces of amber rather than promoting education. The Museum's name is big. Taking pictures of any kind and without further explanation by people who are there are not allowed to sell amber jewelry, one goes to see what are the extra exposure. The cost is symbolic (thank goodness) and it would be better to allow the taking of photos or at least have a good brochure. You can precindir of the Museum during your visit to San Cristobal de las Casas. A better explanation of what amber is located in Tuxtla in the paleontological museum.
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  • ambar at it's best. the museum is housed in a great historical building. the collection is the best in san cristobal. there is also a store that sells excellent quality ambar. one can be assured the ambar is genuine.
  • 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.
  • 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 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

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