NileGuide Expert Says:
The Regional Anthropology Museum is at the top of my list of things to do in Merida. This is one of the country's best museums and should not be missed!
Palacio Canton, Paseo de Montejo at Calle 43
97000 Merida, Mexico
tel: +52 (999) 923-0557
No visit to Mérida is complete without a visit to the Museo Regional de Antropología, or Regional Anthropology Museum, located on the Paseo de Montejo in the spectacular Palacio Canton. Here you will find some of the finest artifacts of Yucatán's storied Mayan past. Among them are a carefully incised circular goalpost from a Mayan ballcourt and a fascinating seated bald-headed man whose shoelaces retain traces of bright red paint. The exhibits are divided into thematic areas including the ways that the Maya interacted with the environment, their religious life, and how they organized their city-states. Information about the artifacts is kindly given in both Spanish and English. Palacio Canton itself is a stunning example