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Museo de la Medicina Maya Review

Few travelers venture here—a shame, because the Museum of Mayan Medicine is fascinating. Displays describe the complex system of medicine employed by the local indigenous cultures. Instead of one healer, they have a team of specialists who are called on for different illnesses. The most interesting display details the role of the midwife, who assists the mother and makes sure the child isn't enveloped by evil spirits. The museum is about 1 km (½ mi) north of the Mercado Municipal. Taxis are plentiful.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Salomon González Blanco 10, (an extension of Av. General Utrilla), San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 29200 | Map It
  • Phone: 967/678–5438
  • Cost: $2
  • Hours: Daily 10–5
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  • Location: San Cristóbal de las Casas

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