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Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, Merida

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4.2/5 based on 800+ 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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  • Recently opened, this museum shows the amazing Mayan civilization from its origins, its legends and reality, its unique cosmogony. You can appreciate the great wisdom of the people and their harmony w...  read more »
  • There are so many things related to the Mayan culture, a place where one is surprised of all the progress that had in architecture and astrology, in truth, a place that you can not miss
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  • It was wonderful to learn about the extinction of the dinosaurs and observe objects of old data. really very interesting.
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fascinating Museum. A must-do in Mérida if you're interested in culture and History. You need at least half day to walk thru all its halls, but it's worth the visit!
  • Great museum and very professionally curated. It shows the history of the Maya people from today going backwards in time to the dawn of their civilization. If you can, go on Sunday evenings when it is free to the public.
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