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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

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Fabulous gift shop!

If you want to see high quality jade (not the stuff sold on the street), then stop by the "museum... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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 12 November 2018
Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada
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Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

If you want to see high quality jade (not the stuff sold on the street), then stop by the "museum" and take a look. It is a large gift shop which also has a small selection of souvenirs. Prices are not inexpensive,but these are quality...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lem_on416
Reviewed 1 June 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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