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“Perfect companion visit for my trip to Uxmal”

Anthropology and History Museum
Ranked #14 of 113 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.
VENICE CA USA
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“Perfect companion visit for my trip to Uxmal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

This museum is beautiful inside and out, it's located in what looks like an old mansion on the Paseo De Montejo, and the collection that was on view was exquisite. The description tags were in Spanish only, but hey! It's a Spanish speaking country! The staff in the very nice gift shop were helpful, and the admission fee here is minimal. See this museum if you can!

Visited October 2013
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“A good museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Well worth an afternoon trip. Very informative. A good introduction to Mayan culture and history. Wish there were more signs in English, and perhaps a self-guide a recorded tour in English. Since people come to this museum from all over the world, self-guided recorded tours in various languages would really help people who are not fluent in Spanish, fully enjoy the exhibits.

Visited July 2013
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Merida, Mexico
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“Anthropology Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Started at the foot of Paseo de Montejo, stopped in this museum---very nice, quiet place---continued on to Hennesey's. Both worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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“History lesson in a beautiful house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

This was a mansion built early last century that has been converted into a museum. All of the signs are in Spanish--so be prepared for that. I think it took us a little over an hour to explore the entire museum and to make a stop in the store to make a purchase. Even if you aren't all that interested in the history of the house (haha...mansion) you should definitely still check this place out because it is BEAUTIFUL and there are some amazing old photographs of the discoveries of local ruins.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Beautiful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Great maps and photos commemorating the building of this building on Paseo de Montejo. The architecture is lovely as are the adornings and attention to detail inside too. Many of the Mayan artifacts got moved to Museo del Mundo Maya due to this building being too small to house the tourbusses that used to come visit and now you'll do better to go there to see those items if that is your thing as there is more to see up there but this museum is very much worth it for the history of how the city has grown since the late 1800s.

Visited July 2013
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