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Anthropology and History Museum

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Address: Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 999 923 0557
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This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish...

This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.

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Amazing building

The museum is nice but the building is spectacular. Located in the center of Paseo Montejo, the facade is very well conserved. Beautiful building and nice museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MTorre
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is nice but the building is spectacular. Located in the center of Paseo Montejo, the facade is very well conserved. Beautiful building and nice museum.

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Yuma, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice museum on the Paseo Montejo. The entry is on the side of the building. It only takes an hour or so to view the exhibits. It is well laid out and provides a nice display of artifacts retrieved from archeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula. We stopped here after having expored 10 sites inlcuding Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Ek-Balam,... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Houses artifacts from three main Mayan sites in the Yucatan, including Chichen Itza. Museum is in a beautiful state owned former mansion, which is gorgeous inside. Well worth the admission of 55 pesos. Major signs in Spanish and English. Small descriptive signs in Spanish only.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of archeological pieces, but enough, Hand-selected items beautifully displayed on two floors of the marble mansion. The signage/information is in Spanish and English. Lovely gift shop and bookstore.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum in Merida hosts various exhibits thruout the year. When we visited, theere was a Mayan masks exhibit going on. The masks were interesting and a lesson in history. It was a small exhibit. Will take about an hour- hour and a half. But, probably similar ones could be found in a regular museum too. What we found more... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a class act. The building is an old mansion which is amazing in itself and the museum is smallish and easily seen in a short visit. They only host one exhibit at a time so it's not overwhelming. We saw the new exhibit (opening Dec. 16) which was great for an introduction to the Mayan ruins. Loved... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Another gorgeous building on Paseo Montejo. Exhibitions change periodically, but are always interesting.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Went here on a workshop/field trip with my spanish teacher. The building is a beautiful and architecturally interesting historic mansion. While I was there the main exhibit was masks of central america. It was complete and well displayed with informative signage in spanish and english. At a leisurely pace we saw everything in about 2 hours. It's a worthy stop... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This is not a huge museum. The entire place was taken up with the current temporary exhibition of masks. There were masks from all over the world but most of the ones on display were Mexican. It was very interesting. The building itself is very impressive! It was built in the early 20th century as a private home. Perhaps mansion... More 

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We visited this museum with friends in August, 2016. The exhibit at the time was one pertaining to primitive masks from around the world. Very interesting exhibit, and the museum itself was beautiful. It was, at one time, a single family home of a prominent historical person whose name I cannot remember...sorry. Well worth a visit.

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