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. Plan to visit Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Merida attractions using our Merida family vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Take Paseo de Montejo to the Museum of anthropology and history is a highly recommended activity in Mérida. The Museum is located in a House Palace of impressive architecture, both exterior and interior. It includes very notable archaeological exhibits. Although it is small and his visit not time consuming, it is extremely interesting.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I've visited several times and I always experience this journey back to the early 1800's, for the house is well-preserved and evokes the haciendas time period. Moreover, I've enjoyed the amazing colle...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The Museum is located in a Palace really beautiful and impressive European style. Appreciate its architecture to the interior is an amazing experience. Very friendly staff inside. Place of must-see in Mérida.
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  • December 24, 2016
    House style ecliptic adapted as a beautiful Museum place
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