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“Don't miss the little museum inside”

El Palacio Centro Cultural
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Campeche
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 14 January 2018

There is a great small museum inside the Palacio Centro Cultural. It's exceptionally well done, with multimedia and explanations in flawless English. It's about the history of the city and socio-political issues related to it. The museum is free and it's well worth a visit. The center also had a fantastic digital show projected onto its facade on Saturday night. It was stunning.

Thank BoMo007
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The museum is free and divided into sections on the history of Campeche, trade in the 17th & 18th centuries, colonization, and historic fortifications. The light show is shown against the backdrop of the building and can be viewed from the square every Fri, Sat, and Sun evenings at 8 p.m. - it is fantastic! Do NOT miss the light show if you are in Campeche on the weekend.

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a museum, with the history of Campeche during pre indepencence time, and the pirates, very helpful staff they go the extra mile, comgrats

1  Thank richard m
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great atmosphere in the sqare opposite the palace. Wonderful display of the Mayan history projected to its walls with music.

1  Thank chint
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

By day this building houses a modest museum that depicts the history of Campeche township, with a significant focus on the pirate aspects of its background. Spread over two levels, the free museum access includes the second story balcony that runs the full length of the building and overlooks the park and provides great views of the adjacent Cathedral.

By night this building becomes an integral part of a wonderful sound and light show, Friday through Sunday evenings only at 8pm. From across the street, 6 pole mounted projectors illuminate the entire front of this building for an unexpectedly entertaining and unashamed celebration of this building, and the natural, social and cultural history of Campeche. The images and music are bright, vivid, lively and engaging. After 20 minutes it over too soon, to the applause of all who were watching from across the street in the park.

1  Thank ozintn
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