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Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum: Tours & Tickets

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“mary lou”(13 reviews)
Our company has evolved as a leader in reintroducing Maya jade to the world through the discovery, mining and working of Guatemala's fine jadeite jade. Guatemala shares with Myanmar (formerly Burma) the distinction of being one of the world's major...more
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4a. Calle Oriente No. 34, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7931 2400
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

We took a Panama Canal Cruise aboard Holland America’s Oosterdam, and in Guatemala in Antigua, we visited the Jade Museum & Factory. Jade quarry mines, lost since the Spanish conquest, were discovered in 1975 by archeologists Jay and Mary Lou Ridinger. At the Jade Museum...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

I bought a pair of earrings here a week and a half ago. I wore them exactly twice before they broke. Unfortunately, they broke on the day I was returning to the States, so no time to return them. I'm going to get them fixed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff and beautiful Guatemalan Jade! Always if possible deal with Eddie Van Zal as he is polite, extremely experienced and knowledgeable and also very helpful and friendly!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019

Very knowledgeable, beautiful pieces and interesting stories about the founding of the mine, museum and the uses of Jade, past and present. Fredy was our guide and he was a joy to listen to, hope to visit again this year.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kat5523
Reviewed 11 May 2019

Did not go to the one in Antigua but visited the one at the port , Puerto Quetzal. It was very interesting, there was a video playing there in a little theatre area you could watch. Find out how the jade mine was rediscovered and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

We were taken here as part of a cruise tour. Interesting displays and short presentation by staff. Watched people working on jade. Primary goal is to get you to buy jade but staff was not pushy. Very short amount of time here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jamesag2016
Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

I must commend the staff of the museum for being very knowledgeable and not pushy when selling their merchandise. I want to point out one staff member in particular, Sindy....she was a great tour guide and also gave wonderful suggestions for inexpensive places to eat.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tanikad2016
Reviewed 9 March 2019

I am going to recommend this place for the strangest reason--the lunch. Inside this store/museum is a small cafeteria with very inexpensive, fresh cooked lunches. A typical meal includes soup, protein (the chicken is delicious), rice, salad and potatoes.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 26 February 2019

We were taken here as part of a cruise ship excursion to Antigua.It was interesting enough but was too rushed and we didn't have a enough time to see the city as well. We didn't buy anything as unsure of what Jade should cost ....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank holidayseeker
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

After a very (too) quick tour of the museum, you are led to the shop with a unbelieved choice of jewelleries. The prices seem ok regarding the quality. All price are in dollars but when you want to pay they convert the price in quetzals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Patrice_VDD
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Marilyn P
14 November 2018|
Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
I saw a Mayan calendar that listed Nov. 19- Dec. 9 as Jaguar. Sorry this is so late; we were on a 28 day cruise without Internet when this was posted. Hope it helps.
Rose F
11 October 2016|
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Yes. They also accept credit cards.