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Palacio Canton

Merida, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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This IS the museum, just to clarify it for others...

I was a bit confused when we arrived here because I didn't realize that the museum is in this... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Denver, Colorado
Pleasant experience

Beautiful museum of anthropology and history of Yucatan, a must if you come to Merida. It combines... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
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Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology Museum.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Merida, Mexico
+52 999 923 0557
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

I was a bit confused when we arrived here because I didn't realize that the museum is in this building. I loved the museum and the Palacio (I reviewed the museum separately, but a great contrast between the Mayan ruin artifacts on display and the...More

2  Thank ChipTravel
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Beautiful museum of anthropology and history of Yucatan, a must if you come to Merida. It combines the architecture of the late nineteenth century with the history of Mayan culture, very pleasant experience.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This museum is always a delight. The architecture alone is a reason to go, a mansion from Meridas golden age that is quite awe inspiring, what a way to live! The exhibits change and are always a well presented, in-depth look into the culture of...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must.. It's a beautiful structure that has been converted to a museum. It's interesting to see the French influence of the building and you would do yourself a favor by hiring a guide to walk you through the exhibit they have in...More

Thank Renee760
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Supurb building. The Palacio Canton was built as a single family home, then became the Anthropology Museum. However with building the new Maya Museum but is now a separate museum in its own right. When I was there in February they had a wonderful temporary...More

Thank AstoriaPax
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Not sure what I was expecting but this museum was very small. Takes about 15 minutes to see everything. I would skip it unless you have time to kill. Only a handful of exhibits, mostly Mayan fabrics and clothing

Thank Solplayaarena
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Very interesting museum about Mayas in the Yucatan. Learn a lot about their culture with nice explicative boards (english + spanish), beautiful sculpture and mayas objects. Not too big but good place to visit

Thank Augustinfb
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I really enjoyed this museum. It is small and accessible. Entry is 55 pesos. Most signage is in Spanish, but I was able to follow it. I loved the juxtaposition between the old home – all the ceiling mouldings and so on – and the...More

1  Thank SBJEinToronto
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The TripAdvisor listings are confusing. This Palacio is exactly the same facility as the Anthropology Museum. It has not been stripped. It is still an anthropology museum, a beautiful one. If it ever stopped being the an anthropology museum, that decision has been reversed. As...More

Thank wynnetrav
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I strongly suggest hiring a guide, who is available to you in the entrance. All the signs and descriptions are in Spanish.the displays are beautiful and done in a logical Order. I learned so much about the Mayan culture. The tour takes about one hour

1  Thank sandyk514
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