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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  • As you walk the Paseo you'll see lots of beautiful buildings - this is one you can get inside and feed your imagination of what life may have been like when it was a house. There are what appear to be...  more »
  • It houses the Regional Museum of anthropology at Yucatan, beautiful Palace built in the early 20th century.
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  • The building itself is beautiful, it has amazing shelf life (congratulations to the team!). I love that whenever I visit it has different exhibitions, so visit it whenever you are going to Merida is super recommended. Do not consider the price expensive and if you're national recalls that on Sunday admission is free and will be closed Monday. If you get the chance, ask one of the custodians that teach you the lift with a little more than 100 years. It is magnificent! The only thing that I should mention is that wheelchair access is difficult, although managers are always ready to help.
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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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