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Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, Merida

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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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  • It is avery modern and interesting Meseum. If you visit Merida go and visit it, you can make in small or large groups.  more »
  • The Museum is a must-see when visiting Mérida. Very interesting all that we visited, but we had to shorten the visit because the air conditioning is very cold! And in the souvenir shop... "As we enter, we are!" Frozen! The upcoming visit will be with a shawl!
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  • This is a very new, Museum full of demos, recordings, videos, photos, reproductions and original parts. It has only two rooms, but it deserves to be visited at least two hours. These holidays have scheduled activities. A must-see if you spend by Merida.
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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.