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“Great comprehensive museum of Merida”

City Museum of Merida
Ranked #41 of 114 things to do in Merida
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Owner description: 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.
Holland, Michigan
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“Great comprehensive museum of Merida”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I love this! You can see the history of Merida from ancient times to modern art. I like that it's not just archeology but also art and culture. Highly recommended especially if you speak Spanish

Visited July 2014
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Merida, Mexico
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“Good use for an old Post Office”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

The city of Merida has turned the old post office into a small museum. The exterior is pink and white so it is easy to locate near the main plaza. Keep in mind that most all the exhibits are in Spanish but they still tell a story that is easy to follow. I think that these exhibits rotate now and then so you may get a different view. This is a city owned museum so all of the items shown belong to the city or have been donated to the city of Merida, so we were told.

Visited December 2013
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Merida, Mexico
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“The old post office turned museum”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The city has taken the vitorian post office, which is pink and white on the exterior, and turned it into a repository for things from Merida. It is all in spanish, so unless you speak spanish, just enjoy the items that have been left to the city. We enjoyed the various models of major complexes of old Merida, churches, convents etc. Also, when we were there, an exhibit of paintings showing the city in the early part of the last century, quite a treat.

Visited January 2014
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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“Curated with intelligence”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Not the first place I would run to, but I nice place to visit, especially if you want to duck out of the busy streets near the markets. They museum is fairly bare-bones, but curated with intelligence and care. When we were there, an exhibit highlighted the work of contemporary architect Salvador Reyes Rios and his wife, designer Josefina Larrain Lagos. The exhibit was sophisticated and well executed.

Visited February 2012
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Merida, Mexico
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“interesting exhibits”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

interesting exhibits, some permanent, some changing.

Visited May 2012
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