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Dzibilchaltun Museum

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Address: At Entrance to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Merida, Mexico
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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Great Museum to Start the Day

You must stop here in order to learn about the ruins and the cenote that are the main attractions of the park. The museum offers some replicas but they have some of the original... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aurelio C
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must stop here in order to learn about the ruins and the cenote that are the main attractions of the park. The museum offers some replicas but they have some of the original artifacts found by archeologist.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the museum laid out very well. Most of the descriptions are in both Spanish and English. The seven dolls found on the site are displayed there.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We expected the Dzibilchaltún Museum to be a bore, but it is anything but. It's a small, tidy, and very well designed museum in the ruins, with some remarkable items on display and good descriptions throughout. Along with the excellent ruins themselves, the museum makes for an excellent Mayan experience.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This little museum is a gem! Show casing maya history and life style. Visit the archelogical site, you can swim in the cenote ans make a full day experince.

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Milford, Nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The museum sits at the entrance to the site and provides a good overview of Mayan culture and geography. Utilizes artifacts from a variety of sites in the region. Well worth the visit before going into the site

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I wasn't expecting too much from this museum. The site of Dzibilchaltun is on the smaller side for ruins. So I was expecting a rather small and basic museum. I found it very well done, very informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We had to pay two entance fees.... one for INAH and one for the state.... we walked a lot around the ruins... quite a few are not dug out and restored yet.... the temple had a cord around it so that we could not climb up the stairs and get a sense of how it must have been way back... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The museum is inside the complex. The tax is included in the entrance fee, 10 usd per person. It has two rooms, not so bigs , but enough to give some ideea about that period

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This museum was an unexpected bonus when we visited the Dzbilchaltun ruins. It is a small museum with elegant, informative displays. We especially like the rope making exhibit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We took the time to visit this 4 part museum after visiting the site and swimming in the cenote. Easier to figure out all exhibits after the guided visit. Some of the steles were very well preserved. And the story of the life in the village was very interesting.

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