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Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, Merida
(4.1/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
History buffs in particular should not miss Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Established in 2012, the museum was designed by a group of local architects. The spacious, modern building was designed to represent the sacred Ceiba tree, which the Mayans believed connected the living with the heavens and the underworld. Inside, you can admire a vast collection of more than 1,000 Mayan relics grouped into four halls with different themes. View well-preserved sculptures, artifacts, and objects retrieved from the ruins of Ek Balam, a traditional 8th-century Mayan village. Use our Merida vacation generator to visit Gran Museo del Mundo Maya on your trip to Merida, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Worth the trip out to this museum. We found it easy enough to to go by Collectivo. Whilst the videos are in Espanol there is lots of info in English. Some amazing artefacts. A great place to get an in...  more »
  • This museum opened a couple of years ago in a beautiful new building next to Costco on the outskirts of Merida. There were more staff than visitors the day we went. The labels, in Spanish, Mayan, and ...  more »
  • The architecture of the building simulates the Maya sacred ceiba, is colossal, beautiful and amazing all the architecture of the Museum, it is used only has cuaatro years, the people who work there are super friendly, collections and exhibitions are very complete, start your trip to Yucatán when travel to understand the ruins, peoples and culture and its people at the Museum , is worth a hundred pesos entrance, PIN, SEE, NO TE ARREPENTIRAS.
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  • Interesting museum, worth a visit. Price 150 pesos; you will easily spend 2-3 hours inside. Not much about history, but a lot from a cultural point of view, about Maya in the modern society. The only historical part is about the extinction of dinosaurs. Don't forget the Maya horoscope! 😁
  • The museum is very small, I mean surprisingly small. The content that is there is in both English and Spanish which is a nice touch. Also, most exhibits have very many interactive elements so this is really a well done museum. Just wish it had more to show.
  • It has a different approach. The best of the Maya world is in Mexico city, at the museo de antropologia. But this is a very good museum
  • Great architectural landmark to see, but relatively limited museum. Worth a visit but not a top priority in Merida. Consider also the 150MXN price tag.
  • Amazing new museum dedicated to the Maya culture and the natural history of the Yucatan. Parking is underground and enters from the back. I suggest you go as early as possible in the day as you are able to have the entire place to yourself for the first hour or so of opening. Lots of school groups in the afternoon. Expect to take about three hours to properly appreciate all that is on offer here. The gift shop prices are in the higher ranges although some of the artisan works available are truly unique and of the highest quality.