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City Museum of Merida

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Address: Calle 56 number 529-A entre 65 y 65-A, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number:
999 942 00 00
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Merida's City Museum is located in the renovated Correo (Post Office)...

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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Very informative about city of Merida but no chairs to rest on!

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maggie_NHam
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 prosperous the city became from very early on. Merida had street lighting before Mexico city... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 era, and the hennequen boom in the early 20th century. Don't forget to visit the... More 

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chicago
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Reviewed 9 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.

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Alvin, Texas
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Reviewed 15 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 ...

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 14 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.

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 2 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.

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

On two floors the history of Merida is described with various artifacts, statues, columns, porcelain, maps, crests, paintings. It's an eclectic collection worth a short stop.

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Chelan
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

One side of the 1st floor gives all the early history and Spanish conquest and the other side gives the 20th century history. Most panels are in English so it gives a good look at Merida and the Yucatan. Don't bother with the art exhibit on the 2nd floor.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Interesting info on the Mayan City of T'ho and early Merida. Not a very big collection but worth the visit since its only a few blocks from the zocalo. Upstairs is a gallery featuring work from a local artist that I found pretty interesting.

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