Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón, Merida
(4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The place is nice, but I expected to have some more history, however they only had a temporary exhibition of masks that was interesting but not enough to recommend it.
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  • I do not recommend it has two or three rooms very poor, and the material is as primary and Government by the low investment and neglect. I would not carry visits that there are many better places of greater interest.
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  • Beautiful architectural specimen, very well recovered and with much care and various temporary exhibitions.
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  • And nice place to pass by and enjoy some of the Mayan culture, you'll enjoy its expo and the majestic building too.
  • Excellent museum with some amazing Maya items on display. English and Spanish explanatory panels. There are professional guides for hire as well. A must for anyone visiting Merida.
  • This place was pretty cool. It turns out it really isn't that old. They had some interesting exhibits downstairs, but the cool stuff is upstairs. They have a bunch of Mayan architecture exhibits that explain a lot of cool facts.
  • The collections are great however only selected items have English introduction.
  • Nice