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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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  • Some very interesting displays about Mayan culture. A few of the sections were just okay to me however there were some sections that dealt with the Mayan people and structures that were excellent. It ...  more »
  • So glad this museum exists! A great place to see Mayan artifacts and historical in one place. The only part that was not so great was the small movie theatre type presentations. The first one about di...  more »
  • Good place to understand the Mayan culture, although the exhibition is not very large or long valr. The Museum is modern, with great achievements multimedia. It is a very pleasant and first World site
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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