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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 678 1121
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Did you visit any ruins then you need to visit this museum.

Small museum which gives you a comprehensive overview of jade jewellery and masks in Meso America... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SpinningSouth
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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
via mobile
Replica of ruler of palenque

Small museum with replicas of some of the jade masks found in tombs. It was interesting, takes... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
awlrr
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San Diego, California
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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+52 967 678 1121
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small museum which gives you a comprehensive overview of jade jewellery and masks in Meso America. Must see if you have been visiting ruins. Even if you have visited larger museum this one is good as it 100% focus on jade. Displays have been made...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Small museum with replicas of some of the jade masks found in tombs. It was interesting, takes about 30 min to complete self guided tour.

Thank awlrr
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

It is small museum where is impressive replica of Pacal tomb,and artifacts made of jade ,there is also shop that sell jade and silver jewelry,but this shop can't contend with street seller much cheaper jade crafts.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Informative little museum attached to Jade jewelry store. All artifacts in museum are replicas, but you can feel confident that everything sold in the store comes with a document of authenticity. (Currently reports are that a lot of Jade sold by vendors on the street...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Pleasantly surprised that this little museum had an English guide book for us, even though the staff spoke none. The history of the region was very well told, and the importance of jade in everyday as well as the after life was also told. The...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

The museum is small, it shows some nice pieces, most of the pieces are replicas. The replica of the tomb of Pakal is really something to see. The shop has some gorgeous pieces of jewelry. At the entrance you get a mini explanation about how...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

The museum is tucked in the back of a jade shop. It is small but the entry fee reflects that. You get given an information booklet to accompany the artefacts and self guide around the museum which I found interesting.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

jade everywhere. the sensation on entering is a magical one. fun for all. the pieces of display are really amazing.

Thank Cisco D
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Yes, this is a shop. Yes, you have to pay a very small fee to get to see the exhibit, which is mostly reproductions of jade artifacts from other museums. That being said: +Totally worth a visit if you want to get inside and away...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are fascinated by the Mayan culture like myself than this is a must! Beautiful display of jade pieces similar to the original pieces found in many temples and Mayan ruins. It takes up about 40-60 minutes if you are reading all the information...More

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