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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  • I loved to know the Great Museum of the Mayan World. It Is necessary to dedicate a time because its route is not less. It's Worth every piece of its structure. The truth that I loved,
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  • This museum is worth an hour visit, reasonable priced at 150 pesos. They have some Mayan pieces that I have not seen elsewhere. Not crowded and on one floor, so very accessible. This museum is a littl...  more »
  • This museum is considerably underrated but definitely worth spending an afternoon. There are many items of cultural and historical importance and there is a wealth of information about the Maya in gen...  more »
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  • They had good ideas to build a museum with an interesting structure and interactive, presenting a great civilization; yet, it was poorly executed. The outside structure doesn't look anything like a tree that meant to look like. Inside, it is not really interactive and flows poorly. The items displayed, for most part are not that unique and special. This is an honest opinion.
  • Interesting information on the history of Yucatan. It takes about 2 hours to see most of it. Lots of pictures, sculptures and samples of the Mayan culture. The Description is in Mayan, Spanish and English language. No guide available, but many friendly employees to show you the way.
  • Interesting museum with some great pieces and interactive sections. Aside for the video animations and a couple of plaques most of the information in the museum is available in Spanish and English which was awesome. You learn about the formation of the land of the Yucatan - back to the dinosaurs and the meteor - through to the different stages of Mayan civilisation, and from Spanish invasion up to the present day. Not a massive museum but enough information to keep you busy for a few hours. Bring a light jumper, the air con in there is serious.
  • Mayan cultural museum definitely worth a visit when in Mérida. It starts with the story of the dinosaur extinction by meteorites and then extends into Mayan civilization. There are several educational videos that are in Spanish. However, all the main exhibits do have English captions and descriptions. We learned a lot about Mayan history, language, beliefs and customs.
  • It is incredible how much it is conserve from the mayan culture. Especially the language which remains with almost all its words. As as it a museum it has a quite atmosphere. Besides it has interactive games and digital information.
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