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Museum of the City of Merida

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Address: Calle 65 at Calle 56, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number: 341-0430
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Description: Merida's City Museum is located in the renovated Correo (Post Office...
Merida's City Museum is located in the renovated Correo (Post Office) building, just next to the city mercado. On the first floor are exhibits about the many-faceted history of the city of Merida, from its birth as the Mayan city of T'ho, to the Spanish conquest by Francisco Montejo, the henequen boom of the early 20th Century and current renaissance as the center of culture and commerce of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Good use for an old Post Office

The city of Merida has turned the old post office into a small museum. The exterior is pink and white so it is easy to locate near the main plaza. Keep in mind that most all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2014
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Merida, Mexico
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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It sounded great, and it would have been the perfect introduction to a few days in Merida. We tried to get there three times. No two websites listed the same hours, but we were staying nearby, so we hoofed it there three times, three reasonable times when most museums would be open. Closed. No hours posted. Very disappointing.

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Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Surpriising that a museum of the City of Mérida is not terribly interesting when the city itself is. If you are in the area, drop by. Would not make a special trip to see.

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Progreso, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This wonderful old city with its Spanish influence is great spot to enjoy Meridian Culture. The ongoing street festivities are never ending and add so much to the atmosphere.

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Holland, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I love this! You can see the history of Merida from ancient times to modern art. I like that it's not just archeology but also art and culture. Highly recommended especially if you speak Spanish

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Merida, Mexico
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70 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The city of Merida has turned the old post office into a small museum. The exterior is pink and white so it is easy to locate near the main plaza. Keep in mind that most all the exhibits are in Spanish but they still tell a story that is easy to follow. I think that these exhibits rotate now and... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The city has taken the vitorian post office, which is pink and white on the exterior, and turned it into a repository for things from Merida. It is all in spanish, so unless you speak spanish, just enjoy the items that have been left to the city. We enjoyed the various models of major complexes of old Merida, churches, convents... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Not the first place I would run to, but I nice place to visit, especially if you want to duck out of the busy streets near the markets. They museum is fairly bare-bones, but curated with intelligence and care. When we were there, an exhibit highlighted the work of contemporary architect Salvador Reyes Rios and his wife, designer Josefina Larrain... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

interesting exhibits, some permanent, some changing.

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Devon UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We had the impression that the museum had recently re-located and not all of the areas for exhibits were fully completed. It gave a good insight into the way in which Merida developed through trade, immigration etc and had some nice exhibition pieces. There were dual language information panels for some of the larger exhibits but more would be welcome.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

If you haven't done your homework about the history of Merida before your trip, make this museum one of your first stops after arriving and getting your bearings. Just a short stroll from the Plaza through busy streets, this free museum gives you a basic history of Merida and its connection to the henequen trade which financed many of the... More 

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