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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  • Displays are good but the building itself it's worth the visit. Interesting how some displays have descriptions in English, but most do not. We used Google Translator to scan the Spanish text and translate it to English. It works every time, everywhere. Try it!
  • This colonial palatial home was turned into a museum. The exhibit spaces are small, but the quality of the exhibits and the information are excellent. It cost just 60 pesos to entire as a foreigner, but on Sundays its free to Mexicans with their IFA card. My only suggestion for chanige is that some exhibits had information in Spanish and English , some had it only in Spanish. This is a must-see stop in while you are walking down Paseo de Montejo!
  • Once this was one of México's greatest museums. It had one of the most wonderful story telling guides anywhere. I missed him so much on this trip. RIP
  • Architecture is incredible. And, the displays change frequently. The building gives you an idea of the incredible wealth of the peninsula during the height of the henequen trade.
  • $60 entrance and everything is in Spanish you can get a tour for around $200 / 1h. It's nice though if you are interested in Mayan culture and how the country got conquered.

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