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“A amazing presentation of the Maya from past to present” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
C. 60 Norte. | Unidad Revolución, Ex-Cordemex, Merida 97110, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Type: Museums
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A amazing presentation of the Maya from past to present”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had heard this was a wonderful museum and we weren't disappointed.
Pros: admission is very inexpensive, especially compared to US / Canadian standards. We were guided to the different areas that represented the life of the Maya from earliest times to the present. There is much to see and we would recommend going early so you can spend as much time as you'd like looking at all of the displays and reading about the history. Most of the exhibits had written information in English, Spanish and Maya. This is an amazing museum and should be missed.
Cons: This is a new Museum and this is definitely not a criticism but there are a few things that I think would make it easier for non-Spanish speaking visitors. We were there because we love Mexico and want to learn more about the Maya culture because of it's extensive influence. It would be great to have some guides to do walking tours or attendants to answer questions that knew some English as they do in other major museums around the world.

Visited January 2014
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“not so convenient but well worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

out of the way, very expensive admission fee, and hard to maneuver unless you ask for a map but the mayan collection is really outstanding ! Unfortunately, some of the exhibits only have spanish explanations, but they are written in clear easy to understand Spanish.

Visited March 2014
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“Muy moderno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It has replaced the previous Anthropological Museum. It's very expensive (150 pesos), but highly interesting. Never seen such a modern museum full of interactive information. Tour starts with doc. on meteorite which hit this area 65 millions ago. Then continues from present day in Mayan life back to the archeological past, excellent explanations. You can even get your birthday translated into glyphs !

Visited February 2014
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San Miguel de Allende
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“Eye Opending Mayan Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This new modern museum is filled with history and is displayed in a creative three dimensional style. I enjoyed the special exhibit on the geological formation of the Yucatan Peninsula. There were many Mexican tourists visiting the museum who were curious and involved in learning what was offered in the museum. I would definitely recommend visiting this spot if you are in Merida.

Visited January 2014
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“friends here from England”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Really thought it was interesting liked that you could walk around at our leisure and take our time.

Visited March 2013
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