Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, Merida

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History buffs in particular should not miss Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Established in 2012, the museum was designed by a group of local architects. The spacious, modern building was designed to represent the sacred Ceiba tree, which the Mayans believed connected the living with the heavens and the underworld. Inside, you can admire a vast collection of more than 1,000 Mayan relics grouped into four halls with different themes. View well-preserved sculptures, artifacts, and objects retrieved from the ruins of Ek Balam, a traditional 8th-century Mayan village. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and many more Merida attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Merida trip planner .
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  • Very interesting building with a good overview of Maya history. Not to many exciting exhibits but very informative. Do read all the signs otherwise you will not fully benefit from the exhibits. Absolu...  more »
  • Our experience at the Gran Museo was fantastic. We had our three children (2, 5, and 8) with us. There were very unique dioramas to look at, life size reconstructions of Mayan temples, and the floors ...  more »
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  • They had good ideas to build a museum with an interesting structure and interactive, presenting a great civilization; yet, it was poorly executed. The outside structure doesn't look anything like a tree that meant to look like. Inside, it is not really interactive and flows poorly. The items displayed, for most part are not that unique and special. This is an honest opinion.
  • Interesting information on the history of Yucatan. It takes about 2 hours to see most of it. Lots of pictures, sculptures and samples of the Mayan culture. The Description is in Mayan, Spanish and English language. No guide available, but many friendly employees to show you the way.
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