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