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Museum of the City of Merida

Calle 65 at Calle 56, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Ranked #29 of 44 Attractions in Merida
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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Holland, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
67 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
67 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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10 reviews 10 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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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

This is located in a very busy marketplace. We were here the 23rd of December and the marketplace was packed. The museum was nice, but most of the explanations of the displays were Spanish. Good place to learn more about this old City.

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Newark, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Very nice art museum but only if your into art in the modern sence. very Cool!!

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Minnesota
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620 helpful votes 620 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2009

It's worth a visit if you are in Merida for a few days. The building is a rather short walk from the main plaza in the midst of a shopping area used by the locals. It used to be the post office but has been renovated to become a very nice museum. You will learn about the history of this... More

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