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“No english but a picture tells a thousand words”

Anthropology and History Museum
Ranked #14 of 116 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Entrance fee is minimal, but it is worth to go through the museum to see the interior of this once amazing home. The Museum depicts life in the Mayan culture and separates it by their daily living activities. ie. work, play, food, family, etc. All definitions are in Spanish and Mayan only, but still worth a visit. While you stand in a room look up and imagine the room you are in was once a sitting room or a bedroom. Amazing house!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Despite how it looks on the outside, this is a small museum. The first floor has a number of Mayan artifacts. This was an actual residence and pictures of people who lived in it are on the second floor. Worth the modest price of admission.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We enjoyed visiting this museum, but be aware that it is a limited collection and the ground floor, which has most of the exhibits, does not have any signs in any language other than Spanish. There is not even a guide available in English, so we felt that we probably missed a lot of important and interesting information.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

This museum is beautiful inside and out, it's located in what looks like an old mansion on the Paseo De Montejo, and the collection that was on view was exquisite. The description tags were in Spanish only, but hey! It's a Spanish speaking country! The staff in the very nice gift shop were helpful, and the admission fee here is minimal. See this museum if you can!

Thank KALKAT
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Well worth an afternoon trip. Very informative. A good introduction to Mayan culture and history. Wish there were more signs in English, and perhaps a self-guide a recorded tour in English. Since people come to this museum from all over the world, self-guided recorded tours in various languages would really help people who are not fluent in Spanish, fully enjoy the exhibits.

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