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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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In Need of Programming and Renovation

Nothing turns me off more than a public facility where the bathrooms have no seats on the toilet... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CanadianBoys
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Small museum but still worth a visit !

This museum if worth visiting if your in the area. It is an easy walk from the city center and its... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
travelerd2011
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Los Angeles, California
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday

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
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
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
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

Thank Maggie_NHam
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
Reviewed 9 January 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

Thank Yvette D
Reviewed 10 December 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.

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Cruise # 10 on the Carnival ship, Liberty. Visited Yucatan, city of Meridia. Was scheduled for Cozumel the next day, ship had mechanical issues and was not able to dock. We still had a good time ...

Thank James C
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This museum by the market displays some artifacts from the Spanish era - statues mainly as well as dishes, clothing and samples of hennequin during its golden era. Top floor has the municipal art gallery.

Thank Masca
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Near the markets in the old post office. It was free and covered Merida from prehistoric times until the 1920's. Learnt the whole history in an hour, Very good displays and many English signs.

Thank EricaDavid
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