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Museo Maya de Cancun

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Address: Hotelera Cancun Quintana Roo Blvd. Kukulcan Km 16. 5, Zona | Esq. Gucumatz, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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+52 998 885 3842
09:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Great introduction to Mayan civilisation

We travelled from Downtown, which was a very straightforward and cheap bus ride, taking just under half an hour. The museum building is modern, clean and attractive and although... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2016
Anni W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

We travelled from Downtown, which was a very straightforward and cheap bus ride, taking just under half an hour. The museum building is modern, clean and attractive and although part of it was closed for refurbishment there was still plenty to see, giving excellent value for money.There were detailed posters giving clear info in both Spanish and English, but the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

It's fascinating to see the modern architecture of the Museo against the ruins found on its grounds. The Museo is a great place to learn about the amazing culture and history of the Mayan people who lived in what is now modern Cancun. The outdoor portion is especially fascinating as you get to see ruins of historic structures and the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Great way to spend an afternoon. The outdoor section of the museum is not something I've experienced before. Very authentic. Being outside was also peaceful and a nice escape from the busy streets and beaches.

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Close to the beach, this "museum" is a must, if you´re staying only in cancun for your holidays. there are some small pyramids but you can´t compare it to big sites, like chichen itza.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The museum was only about a mile from Sandos where we were staying, so I walked to it one day and was pleasantly surprised. The exhibits are professionally done and very interesting. The surprise of the visit, however, was the archeological dig in the jungle (see some pictures below). If you have a few hours you can spare and are... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Who woulda thunk - a world-class museum in Cancun's hotel zone? Don't miss this museum - - - OK.... miss it if you have no brain cells left after partying like a wild thing in the nightclubs. But if you have any coherent brainwaves left, this place will fascinate you. And it keeps getter larger - slowly but surely. It's... More 

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Santa Clarita, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Cancun Maya Museum: Allow at least 2 hours for the self-guided tour; Entrance fee is 64 pesos (just under $4 USD) per person when we visited in September 2015. The temperature in the jungle was about 80 degrees or lower, while the outside temperature was in the mid to upper 90s. After your tour through the ruins, you will take... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

This museum has wonderful displays of many artifacts as well as Mayan ruins. It could be improved by adding another language in addition to Spanish on the cases. The ruins were wonderful and it was a nice stroll to get to their location.

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Visited on a rainy day. Took the bus from our hotel so very accessible. It is only 65 pesos, so very cheap for a couple hours of history and art browsing. Plently of the information is in English as well as Spanish. The El Rey ruins are down the street within walking distance. Going to the two sites is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

You cant go wrong for $6.00. Very nice museum with many Mayan artifacts, ruins, etc. A good place to spend an afternoon. Many of the signage is in English but also many descriptions written only in Spanish.

Thank uni1his

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