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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

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Mayan Great king Pacal tomb and jade.

It is small museum where is impressive replica of Pacal tomb,and artifacts made of jade ,there is... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Michael L
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Holon, Israel
Exit in the Gift Shop

This is really a glorified gift shop with a small area with some impressive jade works. The court... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Teresa H
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Texada Island, Canada
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 September 2011

I was wandering around San Cristobal in the rain looking for some photo-ops and stumbled upon the Museo del Jade and stopped to check it out. What a great little museum and of course, a store where they sell jade... who would've thought? They have...More

6  Thank Tim M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 March 2014

While there were some interesting things about the "museum", how jade is located, mined, processed, replicas... I felt it was there more to attract one to purchase something than inform. From the displays and talking with the shop keepers one can learn just as much...More

1  Thank bikingfarmer
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Reviewed yesterday

This is really a glorified gift shop with a small area with some impressive jade works. The court yard at the entrance is well appointed with a small coffee shop in it. The museum itself is small and we had a guide through it which...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is only so much you can do when your focus is a single stone, but this museum had a decent collection. Lots of colors, a variety of sizes, from different parts of the world. It wasn't too expensive, and it didn't take too long...More

Thank jelico8
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This little museum didn't do a thing for me, but it was something to do. The displays and presentation were unimpressive, and the staff politely bored.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 21 July 2018

It's a cobbled together exhibition of copies of relics and bits info. Not bad but hardly must-see material.

Thank Yvonne v
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

Thank joedigrazia
Reviewed 24 June 2018

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
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
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
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
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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