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“Just the Right Size”

Dzibilchaltun Museum
Ranked #15 of 116 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Progreso, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just the Right Size”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a great little museum with interesting artifacts and displays. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to tour, before heading out to the ruins.

Visited February 2013
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Minnetonka MN
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dzibilchaltun Museum”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We liked the museum and the people who worked there.
There were many interesting artifacts and photographs.
Definitely worth a stop to see these ruins, the cenote and the museum.

Visited January 2013
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London
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“One of the best small museums I’ve ever visited”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

For us, this tiny but wonderful museum was much, much better than the much more expensive and huge Gran Museo de Mundo Maya in Merida, even though it was so much smaller (as well as cheaper).

Many of the artworks and artefacts are really beautiful, and they’re curated with care, and tied together and with interesting overarching descriptions (in English and Spanish, although the item labels are only in Spanish) which give you a great sense of how the ancient Mayans lived and how the art style changed, and so on. There’s also some interesting exhibits on the Franciscans and the Spanish, which gives a good sense of more recent history.

Be wary of opening hours, though – the site is supposed to be open until 5pm and the museum until 4, but they made us leave the museum at 3.50 and the site at 4.30.

Visited February 2013
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Montreal
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Take the time to visit. Wonderful art”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I took friends to Diibilchaltun a few times and this was the first time we visited the museum. It was worth the time spent there.

Visited March 2013
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MarylandUSA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A wonderful, little, modern museum”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Close to Merida by colectivo or taxi. On grounds of the Maya ruins. The museum is modern, climate controlled, beautifully displayed and presented...better than many more famous I've seen. When done there is a lovely little cenote to swim in, so take your suite and swim shoes. Restrooms at the museum

Visited February 2013
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