An excellent place to visit to see what made early Merida rich and what the gentry spent their pesos on
The Museum of Anthropology is located in El Palacio Cantón, an unbelievably ornate mansion built 1909-1911 for the Cantón family who owned the railway and many haciendas (estates) in the Yucatán. His workers only made a few pesos a day, so that fact takes some of the wow away from visiting this incredible building. The marble stairway is a piece... More
This local museum offers and insight into life in Merida over the past through the life of one of its most prominent citizens but the jewel in the crown is the local collection of traditional costume
The Palacio Canton is home to some of the finest collections of pre-Columbian material in the Yucatan - or maybe it used to be?? On our recent visit almost none of it was on display. We were surprised and disappointed.
We visited the museum recently and really enjoyed the building, the history of the family who built it. The best exhibit was on the second floor - Huipiles of Yucatan. An excellent collection of the traditional dresses worn for everyday and special occasions. The museum on Montejo is well worth a visit.
I was looking forward to seeing a special photographic expo by INAH called Baktun 13, and several of the tourist guides I got from the Tourist Info listed its opening hours, NOT one of them said anything about it being closed. When I arrived there was a sign on the front gate advising they closed on 11th Sept until sometime... More
Check before you go...we arrived to find signs posted that they were closed for renovations. Sorry we don't have the completion date.
100 year old palace housing the local museum of Anthropology. Exhibits of treasured mayan finds of northern Yucatan.
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