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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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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

I have a friend whose father was a jeweller, and who collects raw jewelry makings. I found the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank sandralynx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Dolores K
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

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

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.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 25 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

Thank HeatherHaxo
Reviewed 29 March 2018

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

Thank chewat
Reviewed 15 March 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

2  Thank ron d
Reviewed 10 March 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.

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 12 February 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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