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“Wonderful museum”
Review of Palacio Canton

Palacio Canton
Ranked #31 of 114 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology Museum.
Peachtree City, Georgia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful museum”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Beautiful museum, well worth visiting and enjoying! Beautiful old "green gold" mansion! Enjoyed it tremendously!

Visited December 2013
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“Palacio Cantón & Museo de Antropología”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

The Museum of Anthropology is located in El Palacio Cantón, an unbelievably ornate mansion built 1909-1911 for the Cantón family who owned the railway and many haciendas (estates) in the Yucatán. His workers only made a few pesos a day, so that fact takes some of the wow away from visiting this incredible building. The marble stairway is a piece of artwork itself, coming all the way from Italy and hand-carved. The photo gallery shows the work-in-progress and the history of the Cantón family. The upper floor houses a collection of hipiles, the hand-embroidered dress of the Mayan ladies. The variety of styles represented is amazing. Located on the corner of Paseo Montejo and 43rd. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“easy to overlook”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

This local museum offers and insight into life in
Merida over the past through the life of one of its
most prominent citizens but the jewel in the crown is
the local collection of traditional costume

Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Anthropology Museum??”
Reviewed 31 January 2013

The Palacio Canton is home to some of the finest collections of pre-Columbian material in the Yucatan - or maybe it used to be?? On our recent visit almost none of it was on display. We were surprised and disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Anthropology Museum has re-opened December 2012”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We visited the museum recently and really enjoyed the building, the history of the family who built it. The best exhibit was on the second floor - Huipiles of Yucatan. An excellent collection of the traditional dresses worn for everyday and special occasions. The museum on Montejo is well worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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