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Museo De Las Momias de Guanajuato

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Address: Explanada del Panteon Municipal s/n, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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+52 473 732 0639
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.

This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.

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Very Interesting Museum

It is a small museum but rich in culture. It's very interesting to understand this part of Guanajuato history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a small museum but rich in culture. It's very interesting to understand this part of Guanajuato history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Strange museum. Well in a dry climate dead human bodies dry out and can become mummified. Once you have seen three or four of these desiccated specimens with strands of hair and shriveled genitalia you have seen enough. It's not a must see in my book.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Who says government's can't make money on you even after you are dead? Based on a law put in place around 1870, people that couldn't pay a tax so they could "perpetually rest in peace," were disinterred. It turns out that an unusual mineral content, quickly desiccated a number of the bodies, mummifying them. Those whose bodies weren't preserved were... More 

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Connersville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice stop for a unique experience. Not a lot here but worth the stop if you have time. Interesting history of how the government moved the bodies to the museum if they couldn't pay for the crypt they were buried in.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would draw the line at 8 or 9. (My mature wife wouldn't go, so it isn't for all). You can take pics, there I are 2 standing caskets at the end for that framed shot of you dead. 10 trinket shops outside. Something that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere is that you can find your way up the street... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A long walk up a hill. In my group many really liked it, others thought it was ok. Good experience. A lot of skinny, boney dead people. Oldest mummy was born in 1903. Fun if you like dead people. Give it a try.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it has more sensational, or even shock, value that substance, it was interesting to see these 100 year old mummies. I am suspecting these specimen were selected for display based on how scary some of their facial expressions are, and some are little babies even. Would not be a good idea for younger children.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Minutes away from Centro and up some rather steep roads, we opted to take UBER car ride share to the museum. Our 30 peso entrance tix got us 30 minutes of walk and stare time...that's all we needed. We thought the museum was interesting. One of us commented on the odour of death in the air. We noticed youngsters 7-12... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bizarre collection of mummies from the cemetery next door. Several of the mummies have placards in Spanish and English, but they don't tell you much about what is interesting about that particular mummy. The introductory video is only in Spanish. They do claim the worlds smallest mummy. They have tours, we observed one in Spanish. Not sure if English tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you make it to Guanajuato, you must visit the mummies...It is a very strange yet very interesting place to visit. I only took one photo out of respect for the dead.

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