Museo del Ambar, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Pay a visit to Museo del Ambar to admire over 300 pieces of amber. Situated in an old convent building, the museum houses exhibits about the excavation and uses of amber in Chiapas. Take a guided tour or explore the museum by yourself to learn about the history of this fossilized tree resin. You'll view amber in its different states, from raw to carved, and discover its uses in jewelry, art, and medicine. The museum also offers jewelry-making workshops, a cafe, and a shop where you can purchase an amber souvenir. Plan your visit to Museo del Ambar and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Cristobal de las Casas online trip builder.
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  • Quite informational yet small place to visit if you are into amber and its history...Information in English is available and the customer service is excellent. They also sell a great selection of...  more »
  • Yes, the museum is very small. However, it was very informative and interesting. I really enjoyed it. The displays are beautiful and give a great overview of the science, the history, and use of...  more »
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  • If you want to know about Ambar could be a good place to learn a bit more
  • Superb museum. Some amber pieces are spectacular
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