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City Museum of Merida

Calle 56 number 529-A entre 65 y 65-A, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 942 0000
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Small significant museum, English and Spanish interpretative panels

On two floors the history of Merida is described with various artifacts, statues, columns... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
M L
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... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
JudgeT
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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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Calle 56 number 529-A entre 65 y 65-A, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 999 942 0000
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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.

Thank M L
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank JudgeT
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.

Thank lizardkc
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank ErikE878
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...More

Thank Chesebrough
Reviewed 6 September 2015

It had some interesting historical photographs as well as somewhat organized city history organized by gallery. Very warm inside. Difficult at times.

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 5 March 2015

It sounded great, and it would have been the perfect introduction to a few days in Merida. We tried to get there three times. No two websites listed the same hours, but we were staying nearby, so we hoofed it there three times, three reasonable...More

Thank carmelincostarica
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Surpriising that a museum of the City of Mérida is not terribly interesting when the city itself is. If you are in the area, drop by. Would not make a special trip to see.

Thank Tetburyman
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This wonderful old city with its Spanish influence is great spot to enjoy Meridian Culture. The ongoing street festivities are never ending and add so much to the atmosphere.

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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

Thank 10zub
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