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Address: Merida, Mexico
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Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses...

Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology Museum.

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A museum of anthropology in a beautiful setting

I strongly suggest hiring a guide, who is available to you in the entrance. All the signs and descriptions are in Spanish.the displays are beautiful and done in a logical Order. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Panama City, Florida
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Panama City, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I strongly suggest hiring a guide, who is available to you in the entrance. All the signs and descriptions are in Spanish.the displays are beautiful and done in a logical Order. I learned so much about the Mayan culture. The tour takes about one hour

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1 Thank sandyk514
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This museum used to be the home of Francisco Cantón Rosado and now is the Regional Anthropologic Museum of Yucatán, it tells the story of this region and particular and its people and holds temporary exhibitions every few months. It's very easy to get to and the entrance fee is rather cheap, it costs $52 pesos per person and it's... More 

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1 Thank Andii A
London, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We visited this as part of a cruise shore excursion and did not go in. We were appreciative of the architecture and the history of the former home.

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Thank Tammy W
Tucson, Arizona
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

An old luxury mansion on main avenue. Outstanding collection of maya pieces which were for a limited showing. But I was here 5 years ago and there was a similar showing. Presentation is outstanding

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Thank Linda S
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is apparently the former location of the Anthropology Museum, which has now been moved to a larger modern building. We were unaware of this until after we paid and entered the museum. That was annoying that we weren't told this. The building itself is beautiful and the walk down Paseo de Montejo alone is worth a stroll to take... More 

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The building takes its name after General Canton Rosado, a past governor of Yucatan. It is located on one of the most beautiful streets - Paseo de Montejo in Merida. It promotes the knowledge about culture of prehispanic peoples and contemporary. It even shows you the before and after photos of many Mayan Ruins in the area. Facsinating Pottery and... More 

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2 Thank margarita807
Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The exterior and interior architecture are well worth seeing. And if your timing is right you will see an exhibit of superb quality.

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1 Thank Suzanne L
Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city! It is worth the time just to look at the architecture. Some very nice displays and they sponsor/host concerts as well. It is an easy walk from the hotel zone in Merida and well worth the drive or taxi ride.

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Manhattan, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This beautiful mansion is definitely worth your time. It looks beautiful from outside and the inside indeed will make you wonder about Merida's affluent past. There were two temporary exhibits there during our visit. One was devoted to the architecture Ruta Puuc (mostly photographs with commentary in Spanish and English, but very well-done) and the other to the clay pottery... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

This just in. The former anthropology museum has been stripped of its treasures, which are now at the Museo Mundo Maya. It is instead used for temporary exhibits. It's still a very cool building though.

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