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City Museum of Merida

Calle 56 number 529-A entre 65 y 65-A, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 942 0000
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The museum is free to enter and has a permanent exhibition on the city's history from the Mayan to... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Yunus M
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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This is a small but high quality museum of the history of the city. It has some artifacts but the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
robertaT6608SP
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Chicago, United States
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Merida's City Museum is located in the renovated Correo (Post Office) building, just next to the city mercado. On the first floor are exhibits about the many-faceted history of the city of Merida, from its birth as the Mayan city of T'ho, to the Spanish conquest by Francisco Montejo, the henequen boom of the early 20th century and current renaissance as the center of culture and commerce of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Calle 56 number 529-A entre 65 y 65-A, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 999 942 0000
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is free to enter and has a permanent exhibition on the city's history from the Mayan to the present. It also holds some exciting art exhibitions, definitely worth a visit and after you can wander the streets of downtown Merida away from the...More

Thank Yunus M
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a small but high quality museum of the history of the city. It has some artifacts but the maps and models are just as interesting. Its air conditioned and has clean bathrooms - oh and its free.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Located in a busy part of town full of locals and vendors this museum provides a welcome respite from the heat and the noise outside. The first thing you'll notice about it is the air conditioning. It feels spectacular! The second thing is that no...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Unless you're a history buff, this place is of only minor interest. We looked at the paintings, mixed media art exhibits, and exhibits of old "stuff." The air conditioning was lovely on a hot day.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

there were excellent artistic offerings in this beautiful setting. The paintings were historically inspired and well-displayed.

Thank Drummond89
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nothing turns me off more than a public facility where the bathrooms have no seats on the toilet, no soap, no paper towels or dryer or water to wash your hands. Too bad that was our lasting impression - though the articles on display pale...More

Thank CanadianBoys
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This museum if worth visiting if your in the area. It is an easy walk from the city center and its free. Basically this museum covers the early history of the city of Merida all the way to modern times. Pay close attention to the...More

Thank travelerd2011
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Visited Merida almost ten years ago and stayed for months then bought a house. Now it's a commute between Merida and the US. Great city with warm and pleasant people, good restaurants and a magnificent history and central to many Mayan sites. Three hour drive...More

Thank Marc B
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The museum is set in the Post Office right by the market. It's cram full of information about the early life of the city of Merida, with fascinating photographs, literature, posters, garments, and I was fascinated to learn more about the henneken fibre, and how...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

wonderful museum with excellent facilities and very good exhibits. Worth a visit if you are spending time in the region.

Thank WendyW1610
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