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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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not spectacular, but neat and informative

Located in a busy part of town full of locals and vendors this museum provides a welcome respite... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
Rob C
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San Jose, California
Nothing special

Unless you're a history buff, this place is of only minor interest. We looked at the paintings... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
Marsha F
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 February 27, 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

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Reviewed February 9, 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 December 25, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 20, 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

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Reviewed June 5, 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

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Reviewed May 11, 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

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Reviewed March 30, 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 March 27, 2017

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

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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This free museum is worth visiting, and you combine it with a visit to the Mercado Lucas de Galvez. The museum contains an overview of the history of the City of Merida, with artifacts from the key periods in the city’s history: Maya, Spanish Colonial...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2016

When you are in the neighborhood- take the time to do a quick visit here to catch up on info about the city and some of its notables.

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