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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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Did a good job tracing the history of the City

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The exhibit material is rather meager. They get plus points for having much of the text in English. I had wished for more on pre-Hispanic Merida until I realized that there really was not much there when the Spanish arrived, so at least that was cleared up. There is a section on the ground floor about late 19th and early... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Located in the Post Office, enter on the side with the glass doors. It is air conditioned and a lot of the descriptions are also in English. On the main floor are historical exhibits, one side focused on the immigrants and the other side on the Mayans. Upstairs was art by the Meridan artist Fernando Castro Pacheco which we enjoyed... More 

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