City Museum of Merida

City Museum of Merida: Address, Phone Number, City Museum of Merida Reviews: 4/5

City Museum of Merida
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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.
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Elena P
Romania4,706 contributions
Nice and opened
Jan. 2021 • Couples
This museum is verynice and opened. There are a few paintings inside and pieces of pre-colombian art.
Written 11 January 2021
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William F
Denver, CO548 contributions
Enjoyed learning more about the city
Mar. 2020
This museum was interesting and cost either free or next to nothing. Right next to the market. I spent about an hour exploring. In addition to the history of the city there was interesting art exhibit as well
Written 25 May 2020
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James P
Los Angeles, CA206 contributions
Located by the Central Market
Jan. 2020
This is an extremely hectic area, so it is interesting to see a museum of the history of the city of Merida, from its days as the Maya site of T'Ho to the present.
Written 20 March 2020
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Rudolfo212
New York City, NY52 contributions
Interesting
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Free museum a little out of the way. Gives basic history with some English translation. If you have extra time it is informative but not required.
Written 20 February 2020
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lovetotravel1492
Atlanta563 contributions
Watch out! Slippery steps.
Jan. 2020
Watch out! Slippery steps. While walking up the marble stairs, one of our friends slipped and badly bruised (luckily not broken) her leg. She limped for hours. This building is from 1892. Its two floors have 27+ murals painted by Fernando Castro Pacheco. He started om 1971 and continued for 7 years. They depict Mayan life with farmers, families, priests and temples. But life changed drastically after the Spanish conquest. Those murals indicated slavery, abuse, torture. Another represents struggle between good and evil. There is one mural that greatly disturbed us. It showed greedy business men holding bags of coins. But the symbolic character paintings had a very antisemitic look. It reminded us of those gross demeaning Nazi Germany propaganda paintings depicting Jews as lesser humans. Our guide said that was certainly not the purpose of these particular paintings on the second floor, but---you decide.
Written 2 February 2020
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Maureen H
Chicago, IL35 contributions
Small museum with city history and rotating exhibits
Dec. 2019
Fascinating little museum. Be sure you have Google translate installed on your phone. When we were there, there was a temporary exhibit on merida’s Carnaval. No English provided, but we muddled by with Google and it was very interesting.
Written 29 December 2019
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danackerman
Columbus, OH29 contributions
Nice small museum
Feb. 2019 • Couples
First tip. The entrance is on the east face. There are several other entrances in the building but the only entrance to the museum is on the east side. It’s an easy walk from the main square and you will get to see the real Mérida with local shops and activities.
The museum is small but does have some interesting pieces. All in all worth the walk.
Written 3 March 2019
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tyagi
New York City, NY347 contributions
Free admission
Jan. 2019 • Solo
I loved the paintings by local artists. Also there were many paintings of the cathedral and government buildings that go back a few decades. Learned a little of the history of this city.
Written 19 January 2019
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Gwen Chamberlain
Sarasota, FL54 contributions
Museum Tour
Apr. 2018 • Family
There weren't enough English subtitles for us to benefit from the information. The displays were professional and the building lovely.
Written 10 January 2019
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James Chan
Philadelphia, PA153 contributions
A local gem with a surprising revelation
Dec. 2018 • Couples
On our last day in Merida, I discovered with great pleasure an art installation at the City Museum of Merida titled "Sacbeob" (which means "White Way" in Mayan) by Edgar H. Canul Gonzales. The installation creates a sacred space with simple objects, evoking Mayan spirits with an exhortation for change and renewal. It conveys a spirituality that I rarely see (see my photos.) The museum has many other displays that show the history of Merida and the works of other artists. It is a local, hidden gem worth seeing.
Written 3 January 2019
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