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Museo del Ambar

Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 678 9716
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Great Collection of Amber

The pieces are beautiful - some jewelry, some carving, some modern, some ancient. The pieces with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
chewat
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Robertson
Total rip-off

We arrived at the Amber Museum at about 1:45 pm. They told us it would close from 2 to 4 but we... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
ron d
,
Caloundra, Australia
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This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amber museum” (13 reviews)
“small museum” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pieces are beautiful - some jewelry, some carving, some modern, some ancient. The pieces with 23 million year old fossils are amazing. We were given a folder with English language information which was helpful. There is also a short video with English subtitles on...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We arrived at the Amber Museum at about 1:45 pm. They told us it would close from 2 to 4 but we could stay inside until it reopened. We were advised to watch the video first because it would not run after 2 pm. There...More

Thank ron d
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

The building itself dates back to the first half of the 16th century. Used to be the Mercedarians Convent and then became a military facility and a jail. It has an amazing collection of amber jewels.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

I was very surprise when I visited the museum, I gave it a 5 because of the location and my curiosity to see what the inside looked like. It’s a very small exhibit for such a large place. Worth the visit but I wish it...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Lots of reviews told you about the museum, which is at one side of a big plaza. Half of the area has tall trees and neatly-trimmed shrubbery. There are lots of benches in the shade and a bandstand in the middle. You don't have to...More

Thank An0nyMs
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

It won’t set the world on fire but it has some interesting specimens and lots of information on Amber. The shop is also has some reasonably priced jewellery and is a reliable source if you want to buy amber. Be warned that all information is...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

There are some beautiful amber pieces on display here, well worth a visit. We also visited a smaller museum in town that was in the back of a shop, but this one was much bigger with some lovely displays. They also have a shop with...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We were interested in buying jewelry made from ambar, so we decided to engage ourselves in some further knowledge about this subject. The museum is not very big, but the director let us in and was a very admirable man. Although a bit more English...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

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 by the guide could be more complete and interesting...

Thank Matias C
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Excellent small museum in a peaceful, photogenic former convent. Some amazing and impressive carved amber pieces, just enough information to make sure you appreciate and purchase the real thing (it is easily faked). Good amber at good prices in their small shop. The 2016 Lonely...More

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