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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  • The museum is small and in a former convent and the church is being remodeled. They have very good information regarding amber quality and buying tips. Cost: $25 pesos per person.  more »
  • I did not know much about amber so I learned a lot. Quite the interesting stone.Some stones are really stunning. The history and all facts about it is well explained. Not too much, not to little. If.....  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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