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“Closed for 3 months but no-one tells you until you get there!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palacio Canton

Palacio Canton
Ranked #28 of 112 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology Museum.
Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Closed for 3 months but no-one tells you until you get there!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

I was looking forward to seeing a special photographic expo by INAH called Baktun 13, and several of the tourist guides I got from the Tourist Info listed its opening hours, NOT one of them said anything about it being closed.
When I arrived there was a sign on the front gate advising they closed on 11th Sept until sometime in December.
I returned to the Tourist Office, the girl phoned INAH and they didn't even know it was closed.
Very poor organisation.

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, PA USA
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“CLOSED for RENOVATIONS as of 9/15/12”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Check before you go...we arrived to find signs posted that they were closed for renovations. Sorry we don't have the completion date.

Visited October 2012
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277 reviews
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“Merida's Museum of Anthropology and History.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

100 year old palace housing the local museum of Anthropology.
Exhibits of treasured mayan finds of northern Yucatan.

Visited March 2012
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Merida, Mexico
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100 reviews
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“amazing architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

an amazing building with gorgeous architectural features

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“Palacio Canton - well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2002

The Palacio Canton is a gorgeous building located on the beautiful Paseo de Montejo. It is now home to Merida's Anthropological museum. It homes Mayan artifacts and gives a great deal of information about local history and different periods in the Mayan empire. I strongly recommend it as a stop before you tour some of the Mayan ruins in the area so that you have a background in Mayan history.

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