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Museo Maya de Cancun, Cancun

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Wander around the modern Museo Maya de 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 visit Museo Maya de Cancun and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cancun attractions using our Cancun trip itinerary maker.
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  • Gorgeous. modern museum with adjacent archaeological park, housed in sleek modern building, that the published Maya treasures all. Behind it is a nice park and forest in which the ruins of a small Mayan settlement. Park and museum are a jewel, you would not expect between all of the large, often spit ugly high-rise buildings in the immediate vicinity. An oasis in short. But not only the outside also the content, the collection of the museum, is well above expectations. We have in the course of our trip about 10 Maya visited museums but this one stands out by the quality and versatility of the objects and the very informative texts, both in Spanish and English. In short an excellent first introduction in the Mayan culture or, as in our case, a beautiful valve. Very recommended!
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  • This museum and adjoining archeologic site is well worth a visit. Right off the main road, it is amazingly quiet and peaceful.  more »
  • The museum was in front of our hotel, so I went and checked it out one afternoon. It takes about and hour or so to view the inside artifacts and about half in hour to walk around the outside. If you d...  more »
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  • Museo Maya de Cancun should be visited by anyone interested in learning about the Mayans and their history and should be a pre-requisite before visiting any ruin site as it helps shed light and bring context to the Yucatan. This place has a collection of fascinating artifacts and does a magnificent job of explaining the history behind this ancient civilization. Pictures coming soon.
  • Good place to go in the middle of the day. They have Air Conditioning! The grounds are ok, but you want to see those early in the morning before it gets hot.
  • Great collection in modern setting with good natural light. Pairs well with a trip to Maya ruins for lots of knowledge and context.
  • Some few pieces in the museum but very representatives of the Mayan culture. The pieces were collected from different Mayan sites Tulum, Palenque, Chichen Itza, etc. Please more conservation work for the site.
  • The biggest problem is that there is no English descriptions here. They do not speak English.