Museums in Merida



The best museums in Merida are mostly clustered in the downtown area, near the Plaza Grande - Merida's Main Square.

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Museo Regional de Antropologia

Palacio Canton, Paseo de Montejo at Calle 43

Some of the finest artifacts of Yucatán's storied Mayan past are displayed at Mérida's Museo Regional de Antropología... read more

Museo de La Ciudad (City Museum

Calle 56 #529-A, between 65 and 65-A

The City Museum tells the long and complicated history of Mérida's evolution as an important New World city, located in Mexico's southeastern state of Yucatan... read more

MACAY - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan (Contemporary Art Museum)

Calles 60 and 63

Merida's contemporary art museum, MACAY, displays a permanent collection of works by Yucatan's most famous 20th century artists and ever-changing temporary expositions by Mexican and international sculptors and painters... read more

Museo de Historia Natural

: Calle 59 No. 648, between Calles 84 and 84-A, on the north side of Parque Zoológico de "El Centenario"

The Mezozoic Gallery in Merida's Natural History Museum explains a little known fact: the meteor which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico less than 50 miles from Merida caused the extinction of the dinosaurs... read more

Casa de Montejo

Calle 63, between Calles 60 and 62

Merida's founder Francisco de Montejo, El Adelante built the Casa de Montejo between 1543 and 1549 and the allegorical figures of its façade continue to fascinate visitors today... read more

Palacio de Gobierno

Calles 60 and 61

The Palacio de Gobierno houses the state tourism office and Fernando Castro Pacheco's 17 impressive murals chronicling Yucatán's history... read more

Chichen Itza

Yucatán, Mexico

Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)

Avenide Itzaes and Calle 59

Parque Zoológico del Centenario is a shady retreat in central Mérida, a zoo, botanic garden, and amusement park perfect for families... read more

Dzibilchaltun Archeological Zone

The Mayan ruin and cenote closest to Merida and Progreso is Dzibilchaltún, which makes it convenient for cruise ship passengers visiting Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula who don't want to make the longer trip to Chichen Itza or Uxmal... read more
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