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Palacio Canton

Merida, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Beautiful place and interesting exhibitions

This museum used to be the home of Francisco Cantón Rosado and now is the Regional Anthropologic... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2015
Andii A
via mobile
Beautiful architecture

We visited this as part of a cruise shore excursion and did not go in. We were appreciative of the... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2015
Tammy W
London, Arkansas, United States
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Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology Museum.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Merida, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This museum used to be the home of Francisco Cantón Rosado and now is the Regional Anthropologic Museum of Yucatán, it tells the story of this region and particular and its people and holds temporary exhibitions every few months. It's very easy to get to...More

1  Thank Andii A
Reviewed December 9, 2015

We visited this as part of a cruise shore excursion and did not go in. We were appreciative of the architecture and the history of the former home.

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed October 17, 2015

An old luxury mansion on main avenue. Outstanding collection of maya pieces which were for a limited showing. But I was here 5 years ago and there was a similar showing. Presentation is outstanding

Thank Linda S
Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is apparently the former location of the Anthropology Museum, which has now been moved to a larger modern building. We were unaware of this until after we paid and entered the museum. That was annoying that we weren't told this. The building itself is...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed March 19, 2015

The building takes its name after General Canton Rosado, a past governor of Yucatan. It is located on one of the most beautiful streets - Paseo de Montejo in Merida. It promotes the knowledge about culture of prehispanic peoples and contemporary. It even shows you...More

2  Thank margarita807
Reviewed March 16, 2015

The exterior and interior architecture are well worth seeing. And if your timing is right you will see an exhibit of superb quality.

1  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city! It is worth the time just to look at the architecture. Some very nice displays and they sponsor/host concerts as well. It is an easy walk from the hotel zone in Merida and...More

Thank L0calO
Reviewed January 2, 2015

This beautiful mansion is definitely worth your time. It looks beautiful from outside and the inside indeed will make you wonder about Merida's affluent past. There were two temporary exhibits there during our visit. One was devoted to the architecture Ruta Puuc (mostly photographs with...More

2  Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

This just in. The former anthropology museum has been stripped of its treasures, which are now at the Museo Mundo Maya. It is instead used for temporary exhibits. It's still a very cool building though.

2  Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Instituto Nacional de Anthropologia e Historia of Merida is housed in a grand mansion on the Paseo Montejo at Calle 43 called Palacio Canton. The exuberant architecture alone will impress you but the current exhibition of magnificent Mexican pottery from Jalisco and the photographic...More

Thank James D
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