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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  • Ótimo museu localizado na zona chic de Mérida - paseo de Montejo - que mostra peças pré-hispânicas muito bem conservadas e exibidas. O prédio já vale a visita. 
  • The museum is nice but the building is spectacular. Located in the center of Paseo Montejo, the facade is very well conserved. Beautiful building and nice museum. 
  • A nice museum on the Paseo Montejo. The entry is on the side of the building. It only takes an hour or so to view the exhibits. It is well laid out and provides a nice display of artifacts retrieved f...  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