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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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TripAdvisor
  • The museum is a small one but has enough visual stimulation to give you an idea of the Mayan culture. You are allowed to bring your cell, so taking pictures is not an issue. I would suggest not going ...  more »
  • Intéressant compromis si pas le temps de visiter un site Maya. Plusieurs artéfacts. Peu dispendieux. Facile d'accès. 
  • Construido por el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia en 2012, el edificio fue diseñado por Alberto García Lascurain en el cual se puso especial cuidado en los espacios al aire libre que rep...  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.