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Museo Maya de Cancun

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Address: Hotelera Cancun Quintana Roo Blvd. Kukulcan Km 16. 5 | Esq. Gucumatz, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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+52 998 885 3842
09:00 - 18:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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On a second visit to the Museo Maya I was so pleased to find the additional items displayed from several ruins since my last visit a year ago. We went through the archeological... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

On a second visit to the Museo Maya I was so pleased to find the additional items displayed from several ruins since my last visit a year ago. We went through the archeological ruins on the grounds as well this time and although not as magnificent as Chichen Itza, they were interesting and informative. This Museum is a must for... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

There was a Mayan archaeological site in the middle of the Hotel Zone in Cancun. After spending many days in Cancun, I never knew there was a pyramid in Cancun. There is also an indoor display that has great air conditioning and wonderful information about the Mayans. We are Mexican Permente Residentes and showed our Mexican ID and got in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This museum has an outdoor path to walk through some Mayan ruins. That takes about 20-30 minutes. Then you can go inside the museum which is basically one big gallery with mostly objects - carvings and pottery. Entrance fee was around $4.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Pleasant grounds with some not very impressive archeological remains in. Good exhibits with some of the information in English. A pleasant hour or so with good air con. No other facilities on site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is a great attraction to add to your trip when visiting El Rey - it's only 2.2KM away. Extremely nice, modern museum displays Mexico's fines Mayan artifacts. Plus there are a few Mayan ruins onsite on a self guided walking tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

is very good place, if you need infromation from mayan this place will bring you a very good picture, show you a original handscraft from ceturys ago , there are many info from how develope this culture, the building is very new

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

A worthy diversion from the sun soaked beach and crazy night life. The museum is surrounded by a beautiful sub-tropical garden with walking trails and excavated small Mayan ruins. The temperature inside the garden was surprisingly cool and the humidity lower than the surrounding area. The museum is housed in modern white concrete & glass enclosed building. The exhibition space... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

We have visited this place on other trips. We returned because it is so good a presentation of the art, architecture, documents of the Mayan people. Well presented items in a beautiful building. There are also grounds with ruins on them you can walk thru. Just a quality museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Just opened in 2013, this is a splendid museum right in the middle of Cancun's hotel zone that does a good job of relating the history, politics, economy and culture of the Mayans. True, most of the artifacts are either stone monuments/images or pots but alongside are illuminating commentaries in Spanish and English providing the context of Mayan development, and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

When I visited the museum, half of the second floor room was closed for renovation or such. As a result, an important part of the exhibition was inaccessible, and, it is vital to add that the exhibition is already small as a whole, so blocking half of it is really annoying, especially if, like me, you traveled from Playa del... More 

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