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Address: Merida, Mexico
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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One of the most beautiful buildings in Merida

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Merida, Mexico
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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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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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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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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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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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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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Instituto Nacional de Anthropologia e Historia of Merida is housed in a grand mansion on the Paseo Montejo at Calle 43 called Palacio Canton. The exuberant architecture alone will impress you but the current exhibition of magnificent Mexican pottery from Jalisco and the photographic documentation of La Ruta Puuc archaeological sites were both well displayed and quite informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a terrific anthropology museum located in a former mansion on the fanciest street in Merida. It's a bit of a schlepp from the Centro so maybe take a cab there?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited the Palace made Museum today, it is worth it. The entry fee is really small if you look at the care and investment it is put on. The current exhibition on the ground floor is about pottery and the various influences through history with the Maya culture in the center. Up-stairs there is an exibition about the Maya people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Extraordinary Home from Nineteenth century. Now it is a museum. worth to see the wealth of the rich people of Yucatan then. Beautiful architecture and nice temporary exhibits

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Additional Information about Palacio Canton

Address: Merida, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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