Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón, Merida

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Learn about the fascinating Mayan civilization at Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón. Spread across two floors of a grandiose mansion, the museum hosts an extensive exhibit of Mayan history and culture. Roaming the first level you can view numerous relics, artifacts, sculptures, and other items, all with informative placards explaining their history. See a representation of their burial ceremonies, explanations of their mathematical system, chronologically presented tools, and a large exhibit on the recent history of the civilization. Take a look at our Merida trip planning app to schedule your visit to Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The House where this museum is amid beautiful, majestic and well-preserved on the Paseo Montejo, the exhibition is interesting about the Maya but very scarce, they used to have more things, is a small museum with temporary exhibitions (small) on the second floor and a space behind the bleachers. I expected more, but it was a good visit.
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  • Well laid out. Not a lot of exhibits, I would as normal with me like to see far more informative information presented.  more »
  • This was my favorite museum in Merida . Beautiful exposition... Great tastes Beautiful museum and very central , easy to get to .  more »
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  • Beautiful mansion turned museum! The Maya exhibit was excellent, there were so many unique artifacts from all over Mexico. The architecture alone is magnificent, truly a must see if you are in the area. My family and I were only able to see the first floor, so we are looking forward to going back and seeing the rest of the museum soon!
  • Historical place
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  • Very clean place, this tailored for the whole family
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  • Mostly this place presents art, paintings and sculptures of all kinds, most of the time are exhibitions focus on a specific topic.
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  • House style ecliptic adapted as a beautiful Museum place
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