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Palacio Canton

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Amazing house, full of story

The construction is beautiful, both interiors and exteriors are beautifully decorated. This space... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Alicia S
Mexico City, Mexico
Small but Comprehensive

The exterior of this former privately owned Mansion is exquisite in its architecture and the... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
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Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology Museum.
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Merida, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

The construction is beautiful, both interiors and exteriors are beautifully decorated. This space is a museum with several historic documents and archaeological pieces.

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The exterior of this former privately owned Mansion is exquisite in its architecture and the interior keeps one imagining how elegantly the original owners lived. Some will be surprised at the seemingly limited number of artifacts but upon inspection quickly find that in total they...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

The entrance fee was very small to spend 30mins walking around some beautiful Mayan artefacts. Would recommend a visit!

Thank Peter M
Reviewed February 1, 2018

We enjoyed this selection of Mayan treasures and think it is well worth the visit. I do wish the signage was in English>

Thank scottmcintire
Reviewed January 31, 2018

.........The home is beautiful, but you cannot see around the entire property. The museum is of good quality, but nothing in comparison the Gran Mundo Maya.

Thank NomadKevin
Reviewed January 21, 2018

The Archaeology Museum is housed in this building. It is small with some nice exhibits, but very fell of them had English translations so we found it frustrating trying to figure out what we were looking at. Museum is small. Cost 60 pesos.

Thank Shelley R
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I was a bit confused when we arrived here because I didn't realize that the museum is in this building. I loved the museum and the Palacio (I reviewed the museum separately, but a great contrast between the Mayan ruin artifacts on display and the...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

Beautiful museum of anthropology and history of Yucatan, a must if you come to Merida. It combines the architecture of the late nineteenth century with the history of Mayan culture, very pleasant experience.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed August 25, 2016

This museum is always a delight. The architecture alone is a reason to go, a mansion from Meridas golden age that is quite awe inspiring, what a way to live! The exhibits change and are always a well presented, in-depth look into the culture of...More

Thank John J
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a must.. It's a beautiful structure that has been converted to a museum. It's interesting to see the French influence of the building and you would do yourself a favor by hiring a guide to walk you through the exhibit they have in...More

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