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City Museum of Merida
Ranked #52 of 132 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.
Reviewed 9 February 2009

It's worth a visit if you are in Merida for a few days. The building is a rather short walk from the main plaza in the midst of a shopping area used by the locals. It used to be the post office but has been renovated to become a very nice museum. You will learn about the history of this interesting city with explanations in both Spanish and English. Plus there is usually an art display to fill up areas not filled with the historical items. If you are pressed for time you could probably give this place a skip but do give it an hour if you are in town for a few days.

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Reviewed 8 January 2008

The City Museum (Calle 65 & 54) is now located in a restored buiding that for almost 100 years served as the main post office. They've done a good job of restoring it, along with the handcrafts market that runs along its side. The walk from the Zocalo to the CM only takes 5-10 mins. There's no on street parking, so if you come by car, use one of the many public parking lots.

The CM effectively presents the history of Merida from its pre-Hispanic roots to the present day. Most of the information is presented in English & Spanish. You'll learn about the growth of the city under Spanish rule, the War of the Castes, the amazing wealth that hennequin brought, the various waves of immigration, among many other things.

Our tour took about 40 mins & my daughter (9) remained entertained, even though there's nothing hands-on. The building is air-conditioned & never crowded with visitors. The staff are very friendly. Entrance is free. A brief visit will help tourists get more out of their stay in the city.

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