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City Museum of Merida

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Address: Calle 56 number 529-A entre 65 y 65-A, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number:
999 942 00 00

Merida's City Museum is located in the renovated Correo (Post Office)...

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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Good use for an old Post Office

The city of Merida has turned the old post office into a small museum. The exterior is pink and white so it is easy to locate near the main plaza. Keep in mind that most all the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2014
John J
Merida, Mexico
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The exhibit material is rather meager. They get plus points for having much of the text in English. I had wished for more on pre-Hispanic Merida until I realized that there really was not much there when the Spanish arrived, so at least that was cleared up. There is a section on the ground floor about late 19th and early... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Located in the Post Office, enter on the side with the glass doors. It is air conditioned and a lot of the descriptions are also in English. On the main floor are historical exhibits, one side focused on the immigrants and the other side on the Mayans. Upstairs was art by the Meridan artist Fernando Castro Pacheco which we enjoyed... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

It had some interesting historical photographs as well as somewhat organized city history organized by gallery. Very warm inside. Difficult at times.

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

It sounded great, and it would have been the perfect introduction to a few days in Merida. We tried to get there three times. No two websites listed the same hours, but we were staying nearby, so we hoofed it there three times, three reasonable times when most museums would be open. Closed. No hours posted. Very disappointing.

Thank carmelincostarica
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

Surpriising that a museum of the City of Mérida is not terribly interesting when the city itself is. If you are in the area, drop by. Would not make a special trip to see.

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Progreso, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

This wonderful old city with its Spanish influence is great spot to enjoy Meridian Culture. The ongoing street festivities are never ending and add so much to the atmosphere.

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Holland, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I love this! You can see the history of Merida from ancient times to modern art. I like that it's not just archeology but also art and culture. Highly recommended especially if you speak Spanish

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Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

The city of Merida has turned the old post office into a small museum. The exterior is pink and white so it is easy to locate near the main plaza. Keep in mind that most all the exhibits are in Spanish but they still tell a story that is easy to follow. I think that these exhibits rotate now and... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

The city has taken the vitorian post office, which is pink and white on the exterior, and turned it into a repository for things from Merida. It is all in spanish, so unless you speak spanish, just enjoy the items that have been left to the city. We enjoyed the various models of major complexes of old Merida, churches, convents... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

Not the first place I would run to, but I nice place to visit, especially if you want to duck out of the busy streets near the markets. They museum is fairly bare-bones, but curated with intelligence and care. When we were there, an exhibit highlighted the work of contemporary architect Salvador Reyes Rios and his wife, designer Josefina Larrain... More 

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