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Museo del Ambar

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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This museum only costs 25 pesos, and it’s worth that to see. They have mini videos running as well... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
Vernon, Canada
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Interesting little museum in the heart of San Cristobal

The Amber museum is right in the center of San Cristobal. They have a great display of amber, from... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Ben S
Rehovot, Israel
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This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You enter the amber store, pay a fee and walk around the tiny museum, about 5 minutes if you stretch it, then you exit through the store with its many sales clerks. It's not worth the walk to find it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alma N
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

The museum itself is nothing lavish or fancy. The shop sells authentic larimar and amber, 2 stones the dominican republic is known for. They sell real sterling silver and 14k gold items. we are dominican born but live in the US. My mom has been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Silvia D
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

This museum only costs 25 pesos, and it’s worth that to see. They have mini videos running as well that are full of information about amber - and the gift shop has jewelry for a reasonable price.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KGGFamily
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Chiapas is the place produce lots of Ámbar. This museum has some nice collections. Though I’d expect more. Pretty architecture, good collections. Better with more info.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GoPlaces803974
Reviewed 16 November 2018

This is a well-run museum that will give you a good understanding of Chiapas amber and amber in general. Go to the back for the informational video first (subtitled in English) and be sure to find the wee scorpion and even-tinier psuedo-scorpion trapped in amber....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sandralynx
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing information available and a huge representation of amber! The gift shop also had many varieties of stones.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deborahkawa
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Amber museum is right in the center of San Cristobal. They have a great display of amber, from raw material to ornate sculptures, even an amber marimba! All the explanations are in Spanish but you can get a folder with English, as at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I have a friend whose father was a jeweller, and who collects raw jewelry makings. I found the selection here better, and the prices fairer, than anywhere else in town. I had plenty of time for comparison shopping, too, as I loved SCDLC so much...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank califcasl
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The blend of 23+ million year old preserved fossils of spiders and scorpions and lizards alongside intricately carved amber figures makes this museum an interesting place to spend an hour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

there are several amber museums around town. This is the really the best one. It is in a beautiful old convent that the neighborhood initiated for restoration. There collection is bigger than the others, much more interesting, and in a more beautiful setting. Their gift...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HeatherHaxo
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