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Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

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Gorgeous in every regard a must see

We Were fortunate to get to see this fabulous museum. the Architecture is stunning, The displays... read more

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Robert Bruce L
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Rochester, New York
A must see museum!!!

Cash only $150 pesos pp Parking 20 pesos for first 3hrs No backpacks, you can either check them... read more

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Calle 60 Norte No. 299-E | Revolucion, Merida 97113, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

We Were fortunate to get to see this fabulous museum. the Architecture is stunning, The displays make sense, The films are helpful. Absolutely do not miss if you are in this city.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cash only $150 pesos pp Parking 20 pesos for first 3hrs No backpacks, you can either check them into storage or carry them in front of you. No water, food, etc. my husband had to put his water bottle in my daughters backpack. AC is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our adventures in Mexico, this museum experience was first on our extensive list of things to see and do. We walked from our HomeAwayFromHome accommodation to the downtown core and caught a local bus @ $8.00 pesos each out to the Gran...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting museum. I really think that it doesn´t matter if you are a Mexican or a foreign the history that this museum has is really interesting and it makes you want to visit more places in Merida

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a lovely building, although out of the way from Centro. We used an Uber to get to the museum. Many of the displays had English translation. There were a couple of fun interactive digital tools.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LUVSASKATCHEWAN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glass makes a lot of the artifacts and displays difficult to photograph. Not as complete as one might possibly expect and I would recommend the archeological museum further south on Pasea de Montejo for this purpose. Avoid the restaurant and head to the large mall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is housed in a beautiful building. The staff are kind and helpful. Ticket prices are reasonable. Past this it is disappointing in substance. The displays are mainly tedious descriptions of everyday life and times of the long post-classical Catholic Mayan culture that survived...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelledT7990UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy to have learned about Mayan tribes, cultures and their stone pyramids at this museum on our first day in Merida. It puts in context what we would see during the next seven days in Merida and the archaeological sites in Uxmal, Chichen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jchanamm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The car park is under this building, when we arrived upstairs we found the museum in a block nothing to do with the nest structure! A small cue for the ticket office but was huge when we came out. Then we had to cue for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jacksonsinbrighton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my elderly mother. The elevator was fantastic to help her get up and down. Many of the exhibits had English translation as did the interactive screens that were fun to try.

Date of experience: December 2018
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november_moon
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Merida itinerary - plus rec for anniversary (16 Replies)
Below is the itinerary for our upcoming stay in Merida - any comments and recommendations are welcome. We have 4 days in March, just my husband and me - late 30s/early 40s. We don't want to pack too much into the itinerary, esspecially in the afternoons when it could be rather hot. Average highs look to be about 90°F in March. So for the most part, we are looking to plan things in the mornings and then leave afternoons free to sightsee or lay low as the weather dictates. We also want to make...More
January 03, 2013|
Response fromBillLawson|
Celestun is not that tough. Boats charge per trip so hook up with some other folks and share the cost. Another option there is the coop at Dzinitun, where they pole you through the mangroves in a much more ecological way and you can spot birds among the branches. Very Indiana Jones-ish.
londoner_in_yucatan
Merida, Yucatan
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya is CLOSED. (3 Replies)
Well, you couldn't really script it, but this museum is closed until mid-Dec. They locked the doors at the end of Oct to allow them to finish the construction, having opened to the public on Sept 24 . Originally the closure was going to be for 2 weeks, but that deadline wasn't met. I'll post when it reopens. PS. Don't go to Palacio Canton (the old Anthropology Museum) as that has closed definitively.
November 28, 2012|
Response fromBillLawson|
This is actually straight out of a script, Londoner! For those who don't live here, this monstrous construction with it's pick up sticks and rubber band structure representing the Mayan vision of the cosmos was built during the previous administration (state government) and as it still is not finished, was quickly "inaugurated" before the former governor left office and is her signature public works project. The present administration now has to finish the thing, correct structural...More
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I'm always thinking ahead to winter vacation and after we spent 2 weeks in Merida last February, we decided to extend our trip to 3 weeks for this year. The nice thing about going to a place we’ve visited before is that we didn’t feel the need to do a lot of sightseeing. We could enjoy the city. Having taken an (expensive) trip to Iceland in August, we also needed to keep our budget in mind. Westjet has weekly direct flights through the winter, so you’re in Merida about 4 hours after...More
March 03, 2017|
Response from1uvthe5un|
Thank you for a terrific report!