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Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

Avenida 16 de Septiembre Num. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 678 1121
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The gold for the Maya's was jade

If you are fascinated by the Mayan culture like myself than this is a must! Beautiful display of... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
carinalavin
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Santa Monica, California
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Worth a stop

Even if you don't want to pay for the museo, you can see reproductions in the gift shop. Cool... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Dudley D
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida 16 de Septiembre Num. 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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+52 967 678 1121
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

If you are fascinated by the Mayan culture like myself than this is a must! Beautiful display of jade pieces similar to the original pieces found in many temples and Mayan ruins. It takes up about 40-60 minutes if you are reading all the information...More

Thank carinalavin
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Even if you don't want to pay for the museo, you can see reproductions in the gift shop. Cool stuff. Worth a gander

Thank Dudley D
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The pieces on display are copies of originals on display around the world, but if you have any interest in the early indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, and you're the kind of person who reads what the museum signs say, you will find it quite informative....More

Thank Kathleen J
CapitaniaChiapas, Gerente at Museo Mesoamericano del Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Kathleen, Thank you for your opinion.

Reviewed 12 January 2017

This museum is not really a museum, but a shop of jade reproduction of maya sculpture. I spent so much money that I am a bit ashamed- I love jade so much....

Thank roburq
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We really enjoyed the museum. It is small, but very interesting. The photos turned out great, although the store at the end of the tour was very expensive.

1  Thank Dosteele
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

for the MXN$35 this small private museum is really nice and good to spend half an hour learning about "Jade" with a very nice replica of Pakal's tomb... at the end there is a very expensive shop (for fool tourists? ) but no obligation to...More

Thank adolfogom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I like this museum because it gives you a lot of information, both from the lady working there and from the signs. And I like a lot the reconstruction of the grave.

1  Thank Chiaraton
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum has an incredible beautiful collection of replicas of some of the greatest archeological finds of jade sculptures and masks from Mexico. The originals are in places all over the world so great to see this collection together, and much better to photograph them...More

1  Thank Herman S
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We came to the jade museum upon a recommendation of our guide in Palenque Maya archeological parque. He was completely right: this museum is awesome! Replica's of all archelogically crucial jade findings in Meso-America including a replica of the tomb and mask of Pakal, the...More

1  Thank Schlaman
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Informative Museum of Jade in Central America with description in several languages. The store has item in all price ranges and items made on site.

Thank nolachuckd
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