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Casa Frederick Catherwood

572, Calle 59, Merida, Mexico
+52 917 880 8587
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Museum is closed

We visited there yesterday. The house (nothing to see) and restaurant remain but we were told that... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Boomersaway52
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Prescott, Arizona
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Interesting lithographs

This is a small museum in an old mansion. The lithographs are nicely done and interesting. They... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Marsha F
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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572, Calle 59, Merida, Mexico
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"mayan cities"
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"a small gift shop"
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"small museum"
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"second floor"
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"lithographs"
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited there yesterday. The house (nothing to see) and restaurant remain but we were told that the Catherwood drawings were on loan elsewhere for at least five years.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This is a small museum in an old mansion. The lithographs are nicely done and interesting. They show various sites in the Yucatan that were reclaimed by Catherwood and Stephens. There is a small gift shop with some interesting items.

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

There are about 25 beautiful lithographs of Mayan ruins originally drawn by Frederick Catherwood during the 1840's during his explorations with John Stephens, leading to the development of international interest in the Mayan civilization. Our experience at Casa Catherwood was very positive, and we didn't...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

The Casa Frederick Catherwood is a small museum that contains some treasures. Catherwood's travels took him to many places in the world. His drawings in Merida are fine examples of what the Mayan cities looked like in the 1840s. Having visited many of the sights...More

Thank Bnosnews
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

The part of the house where the museum (second floor) is located is very run-down. Also, it opened a half hour later than the posted time. That said, the drawings are amazing, particularly if you have read about Catherwood and the history of discovery of...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2016

First off, we didn't actually get to see anything. Before heading there we decided to do some research both on their official website and on tripadvisor. The website said that the displays were free. I read on tripadvisor that some people were duped into paying....More

1  Thank AllieMnyc
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

The spa owner downstairs lied about the rooms being closed upstairs for the exhibit although the sign said open. She told us to come back tomorrow and the same sign said open, but she "got the key for us". Strange. Upon leaving she acted really...More

Thank Tyrone M
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

it's true that there isn't much here (only two mostly bare rooms), but the pages from Catherwoods illustrations are so wonderful to look at that it was worth it to me. Empty when we went so it was nice and leisurely looking over everything. It...More

Thank drjdonegan
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

Based upon what I had read in advertisements my expectations were high and were not met. The building is in disarray, the staff were uninformed and what we thought were the main display rooms were all locked although the main doors were open

2  Thank John B
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Reviewed April 4, 2015

Wonderful to discover by chance that this place exists. Frederick Catherwood made magnicent coloured sketches of major Maya sites in 1841. Although Casa Catherwood does not seem to have any direct connection with him, it displays in two rooms these very significant illustrations, which did...More

Thank Lisadian
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