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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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Jade lovers of the world this is your museum !!!

We must have walked for 45 minutes looking for this place, but it was well worth the wait. Wow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
joedigrazia
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Brownsville, Texas
Small, but interesting.

It only took about 10 minutes to tour through the museum, but then we got tipsy on Pox in the store... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lem_on416
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Toronto, Canada
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“on display” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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 yesterday

We must have walked for 45 minutes looking for this place, but it was well worth the wait. Wow !!! Mayan jade masks, necklaces, rings,earrings, including a replica of the Mayan King Pakal's tomb found in Palenque !!! The museum is small but I liked...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It only took about 10 minutes to tour through the museum, but then we got tipsy on Pox in the store afterward. Yum!

Thank lem_on416
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

They have very interesting jade pieces, we also learned that Jade is harder that iron so the incredible is to try to understand how the Mayans worked the Jade. They have the replica of the Mayan tomb from Palenque.

Thank Torito M
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 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

Thank SpinningSouth
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Reviewed 18 March 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 22 February 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 1 February 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

Thank george s
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Reviewed 11 January 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

Thank toluda
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Reviewed 15 December 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 21 November 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.

Thank IvyD-L
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