The Museum of Anthropology is located in El Palacio Cantón, an unbelievably ornate mansion built 1909-1911 for the Cantón family who owned the railway and many haciendas (estates) in the Yucatán. His workers only made a few pesos a day, so that fact takes some of the wow away from visiting this incredible building. The marble stairway is a piece of artwork itself, coming all the way from Italy and hand-carved. The photo gallery shows the work-in-progress and the history of the Cantón family. The upper floor houses a collection of hipiles, the hand-embroidered dress of the Mayan ladies. The variety of styles represented is amazing. Located on the corner of Paseo Montejo and 43rd. Definitely worth a visit.
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