Mayan Museum of Cancun, Cancun

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Wander around the modern Mayan Museum of Cancun to absorb artifacts and displays relating to the Mayan culture. The museum makes a great place to begin if you’re planning to take excursions to some of the larger, better-known sites in the region. You’ll gain a broad overview of the Maya people, as well as the opportunity to purchase relevant books on the Maya and their culture. After examining the exhibits, be sure to visit the small but impressive ruins located in the gardens. Plan to see Mayan Museum of Cancun and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cancun trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Have visited the museum just after opening and once a cople of years later! Extremely well done! You must go!!  more »
  • Great place, near the hotels, you can use the bus to get there, cheap entrance and very good structure. It is not very big, took one hour and a half to visit the museum and also the mayan ruins.  more »
  • Excellent. Small, quality, well explained collection laid out in architecture fitting for the occasion. Don't miss the walk outside, unique.  more »
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  • The Mayan museum is an impressive place. Inside there are several rooms dedicated to the exhibition of objects that were part of the daily life of the Maya, in addition to that there are also some rooms dedicated to expose a little about the history of other cultures close to the Maya. The place is new and is very well conditioned and it is comfortable to be here. Behind the museum is the San Miguelito Site, which is a great place to meet after being in the museum
  • The outdoor Eco park is fantastic. See it fully thru to see the pyramid. Well worth it. The museum itself is a bit disappointing as majority of the artifact info is all in Spanish. The artifacts are quite stunning though. I hope they can rectify this issue in the future.
  • Nice, but very small. Some of the displays showed cans of Coke, and other modern items. A few artifacts, and what appeared to be family reunion pix?! Good a/c, nice view on the patio. A good, short, cheap break.
  • Awesome museum. Definitely teaches you a lot about the history and culture. The ruins are a great sight as well. You can see all around it in about an hour and entrance is cheap (the equivalent of USD 4.50 as of August 2019)
  • Good cultural thing to do in Cancun! Although not all the Spanish is translated into English, the museum itself holds a vast range of Maya artefacts that are pretty interesting. There are ceramics and artisanal products for viewing. One room had two films playing at the same time, which did give me a headache. This museum includes the Archeological Site of San Miguelito, which relates to the Postclassic period of 1200 AD - 1500 AD. It's separated into four parts and was an essential part of a complex network of economic activities of that time. A lot of communities during this time placed their location behind protective dunes. You'll be able to walk through paths of native flora and fauna, seeing the occasional iguana.
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