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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and many more Merida attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Merida trip planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    In its various rooms we can see different samples of Yucatecan and Mexican culture. In his cinema Mayamax we can enjoy seminars, films and festivals
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  • September 30, 2017
    Other than a technologically flawed introductory video the museum provides a thorough experience not only of Mayan culture, but of the geological, anthropological and scientific forces that brought th...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Although missing a lot to complement the rich and diverse of the Mayan culture, I think that it is a good introduction at least to what can be seen in Yucatan. Eventually relied on that has complete information, with replicas of what they did in the whole of Mesoamerica Maya.
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  • April 30, 2017
    Decent museum but most of it is replicas outside of the Mayan antiques. It looks bigger from the outside but it is mostly office space. For the price tag, you may consider other actual Mayan sites.
  • February 15, 2017
    Great museum to become acquainted with the Mayan culture and history! Friendly and helpful staff. Interesting exhibits that used all types of media to explain the history of the area. I highly recommend it if you are interested in the culture, history and geography of the region.
  • January 30, 2017
    Weak. Not that impressive. The best way to do it is go there with time and read everything... the history is good but the display pieces are not really anything. Also a lot of it is not in English and the translator obviously is not a fluent English speaker.
  • November 9, 2016
    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.
  • October 8, 2016
    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! 😁

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