The 24 of September of the 2012 the cultural capital of Yucatan inaugurated its expected Great Museum of the Mayan World of Merida. The city of Mérida continues to take care of its cultural offer by offering excellent opportunities to enjoy it.

The Great Museum of the Mayan World of Mérida is a good walk through the time of this land called Mayab. The visit was more than interesting thanks to the audios, interactive panels, rich documentation, original pieces, replicas, recreations, models.

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Tour of the Great Museum of the Mayan World

They have made a very nice, modern and somewhat interactive museum which takes you on an interesting tour of the territory and time of the Maya. The Museum is divided into 3 rooms, each of them introduces us to something different.

1 Room Grand Museum of the Mayan World

A first room is dedicated to the formation of this karst terrain, its development and characteristics. They begin by taking us to the fall of the meteorite that caused the Chicxulub crater, whose diameter of 180 km is located in Yucatán.

This impact was part of the extinction of many of the animals that formed the Earth between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, including dinosaurs.

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2 Room Grand Museum of the Mayan World

A second part where it places us in the current life of the Mayan people, going through their History: their origins, the arrival of the colonizers, the time of the great Haciendas, the consequent War of Castes, until their current reality, their customs, beliefs, celebrations, gastronomy , art.

I think they have made a nice effort to recognize the Mayan people and their language in the Museum, they have paid a fair tribute to the injustices they have suffered and the current discriminatory treatment. In each of us is our own doing to improve a world plagued by social and racial discrimination.

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3 Room Grand Museum of the Mayan World

La last part of the Museum is dedicated to the ancient Mayan: their contributions, their cosmology, architecture, customs, beliefs. They dissect us the period of the Mayan civilization, which occupied from 1000 BC to 1687 AD

A journey through almost 3000 years to understand how one of the great civilizations of Humanity lived and developed.

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The computation of these three parts is a perfect combination to leave with a much broader knowledge. The museum is large and has a lot of information, so you easily miss the hours.

If you live in Yucatan or think about going to the museum, it is an essential visit for those who inhabit this land. Much to learn, they also make continuous proposals and traveling exhibitions.

Any excuse is good to approach the museum to know. It is sad to see how the large supermarkets near the Great Mayan Museum of Mérida are full parking lots and here there is hardly anyone at times.

Link to the website of Great Museum of the Mayan World of Merida

Lovers of museums and the Mayan world, do not miss it. It is the most complete museum that you will see on your trip through the Yucatan Peninsula. Campeche, Cancun and Chetumal have museums with very interesting pieces that you can visit on your trip.

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Like there are several community museums in communities of the Peninsula. We are very fans of these small community that you find in towns like Yaxunah, El Naranjal, Tacaboh or San Manuel.

Price and schedules Grand Museum of the Mayan World of Mérida

Nothing lives up to the value of pieces and exhibition of the Great Museum of the Mayan World of Mérida. Do not miss it 🙂

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Great Mayan Museum, Merida

LOCATION: the Museum is located at C. 60 North. Revolution Unit, Ex-Cordemex.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: Open every day, except Tuesdays, from 8 to 17 hours.
PRICE ENTRY:national 100 mxn, foreign 150 mxn and yucatecos 50 mxn. Discount on Sundays, showing the national or resident credential.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?From the 58 street between the 61 and the 59 there are collective taxis and the yellow buses also take you there.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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