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“Quiet retreat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anthropology and History Museum

Anthropology and History Museum
Paseo de Montejo and Calle 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Merida
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.
chelem
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Quiet retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This beautifully restored mansion on Montejo Ave. is simply a wonderful facility. The architecture and finishes are truly something to enjoy. The craftsmanship is exemplary and with the artifacts and descriptive narratives it provides an informative journey through the past.
It is unfortunate that some period furniture and rooms are not staged to experience the lifestyle the original owners enjoyed.
Worth the visit. And, many other attractions are close by.

Visited December 2012
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Vancouver Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“To reopen”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The museum is scheduled to reopen Dec. 21, 2012.
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Visited December 2012
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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“Pyramids and a Cenote close to Merida”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

If you're in Merida, take a couple a couple of hours and enjoy the Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltun. Located about 20 kms north of Merida on the highway between Medida and Progreso, this anthropological site contains some small but defined Mayan ruins, some Spanish colonial ruins and a Cenote all in one very accessible location. Take your car, a tour bus, or a taxi from Merida; there are plenty on English speaking guides to ease your visit. Don't miss the small well organized museum on the site. The displays all have Spanish and English translations and help understand the scope of the geographic incursions of the Mayan civilization on the areas of Central America and Mexico.

Visited December 2012
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Gloucester, UK
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“Closed for Renovations”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

It was closed for renovations but we only found out after we had walked out to it. Some interesting buildings to see on the way though but didn't really justify the walk.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Closed for renovation as of 10/12”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Don't know what's going on with this building, but a sign at the entrance gate told us it was closed for renovation. Check status before you visit.

Visited October 2012
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