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Address: Paseo de Montejo and Calle 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
Description: This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish...
This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.
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A Charming Setting and Informative Exhibits

This museum is in a beautiful old house. The selection is small, but expertly curated, with extensive and appropriate commentary. Some of the pottery is absolutely breathtaking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This museum is in a beautiful old house. The selection is small, but expertly curated, with extensive and appropriate commentary. Some of the pottery is absolutely breathtaking. Not to be missed if you're in Merida.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This fabulous museum has more than one can take in in 4 hours. Everything very well displayed, explained in English and Spanish. Many of the displays are interactive, and very entertaining.

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Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It would be worth the admission just to see inside this grand mansion, but the exhibits are well worth it, too. The lower floor was filled with gorgeous ceramics from many parts of Mexico. They are not antiques so much as beautiful pieces of art. Upstairs is a fascinating exhibit about the architecture of the Puuc ruins. It's a must-see... More 

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Hoped this would be a museum with a lot of historical and anthropological detail about the Mayan civilisation. Sadly it fell quite a way short. An exhibition of modern pottery on the ground floor has some beautiful pieces. Upstairs there is a slightly dry exhibit showing black and white pics of sites such as Chichen Itza and Utzmal. If you're... More 

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Athens, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

it had a variety of colorful Mexican sculptures and historical pieces made of typical clay as well as a lot of marble pieces of Mayan structures like the Mayan water god "Chaak" and representations of how ruins used to be next to how they are at the moment at a variety of spots like "Chichen Itza" "Uxmal" and others. If... More 

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san francisco
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Mayan culture and architecture displays are outstanding.It had a temporary exhibit of beautiful pottery from Guadalajara.

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Midland, MI
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was one of the first places we visited when we arrived in Merida. There were two exhibits: the main floor had a splendid collection of diverse pottery and clay sculpture; the second floor had a detailed display of Mayan architecture from 500-900 AD. We took our time, and were very glad we did, as it helped us appreciate the... More 

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Corozal, Belize
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The extensive exhibits of Mayan and Merida culture and history are worth every penny of the about $5 entrance fee. We spent almost three hours there ewing and aging.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Terrific photographs and some artifacts from all the prominent Mayan sites surrounding Merida. It definitely whetted our appetite. In the downstairs installation, a wonderful exhibit of pottery from Jalisco. The museum is housed in a grand old building, well-restored and maintained.

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Luton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Housed in a beautiful building, there are examples of wonderful Mexican pottery, while upstairs is a photgraphic display of many of the Mayan sites. The before and after photos are very interesting

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Address: Address: Paseo de Montejo and Calle 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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