Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón, Merida

(4.2/5 based on 360+ 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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  • We visited Merida as a part of our round trip in Mexico, and had a well-filled day program, where unfortunately were no place for the museum visit. So we went to visit this museum on our own in the af...  more »
  • The building is beautiful, but inside there is only a small collection of artefacts with very little explanation, almost none in English. Go to the Museo Mundo Maya instead.  more »
  • The Anthropology & History Museum was a good stop along Montejo Boulevard. Browse through the displays of history and you'll learn quite a bit.  more »
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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