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Anthropology and History Museum

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Address: Avenida Paseo de Montejo 43, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 999 923 0557
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08:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish...

This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.

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Governors Manson is Museam. It's like 2 measures in one.

Beautiful building, classic Spanish colonial style dating back to the late 1800 plus history and archeology of the Yucatán. Short walk from our hotel. Very nice

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful building, classic Spanish colonial style dating back to the late 1800 plus history and archeology of the Yucatán. Short walk from our hotel. Very nice

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Oakdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We toured the museum last week and really enjoyed all the items on display. The building itself is beautiful and set right on the Paseo. Definitely worth seeing

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Anthropology and History Museum is a good start to introduce you to Mayan civilization. You will get an overview and see some good artifacts but it doesn't compare to other museums. If you have never been to Mexico and have an interest in Mayan history definitely visit but make sure you follow up with a trip to nearby ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a guide, as the displays do not have English descriptions, and there are certified guides inside the entrance. Ours was very well-informed, and spoke good English. The displays make the different periods of the Mayan settlements and culture in the Yucatan. It was an excellent beginning to our Mayan tours.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were able to see many of the Mayan sites in the Yucatan area, we travelled in this area for 5 days, it was really a great trip. This museum housed many of the artifacts that were found in the places we visited which tied everything together for me and gave me a better understanding of the Mayan culture.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

When we visited, the museum had an exhibit of Mayan artifacts from eastern Yucatan - sculpture, jewelry, murals, ceramics. It was interesting to see more personal relics of the inhabitants of the ancient cities we had visited.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

a well organised and maintained museum, the pieces are well displayed with enough information so you understand, they offer translating and guiding service. and it tells a lot about the country, history and culture.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is nice but the building is spectacular. Located in the center of Paseo Montejo, the facade is very well conserved. Beautiful building and nice museum.

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Yuma, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A nice museum on the Paseo Montejo. The entry is on the side of the building. It only takes an hour or so to view the exhibits. It is well laid out and provides a nice display of artifacts retrieved from archeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula. We stopped here after having expored 10 sites inlcuding Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Ek-Balam,... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Houses artifacts from three main Mayan sites in the Yucatan, including Chichen Itza. Museum is in a beautiful state owned former mansion, which is gorgeous inside. Well worth the admission of 55 pesos. Major signs in Spanish and English. Small descriptive signs in Spanish only.

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