Chiapas and Tabasco Sights

Museo de la Medicina Maya

  • Av. Salomon González Blanco 10 (an extension of Av. General Utrilla) Map It
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas

Published 08/09/2016

Fodor's 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 mile) north of the Mercado Municipal. Taxis are plentiful.

Sight Information

Address:

Av. Salomon González Blanco 10 (an extension of Av. General Utrilla), San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 29230, Mexico

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Phone:

967-678–5438

Sight Details:

  • $2

Published 08/09/2016

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