Merida is the town where there are more museums in the Yucatan Peninsula, the cultural capital of Yucatan is proud of its offer. Palacio Cantón is a reference space for lovers of culture.

Guangzhou Palace It is the museum of Merida I have visited more times, referring to Mayan culture, with excellent exhibitions. If you go to Mérida, visit the Palacio Cantón in your calendar. In addition to exhibitions, you will know part of the history of this building from one of the glorious eras of Merida.

Canton Palace, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Canton Palace, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Canton Palace, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

History Palacio Cantón de Mérida

The Palacio Cantón was the family home of General Francisco Cantón Rosado. It was built on the first Paseo de Montejo in the 1904 year until 1911. The building has a style of type Frenchified o neofrancés, sought to emulate the magnificence of the palaces of Europe. It was designed by an Italian architect and built by a nephew architect of the Canton family. In the building we find an interesting room with documentation and history of the Palace. From the first decade of the twentieth century until 1932 was a family residence, until the Canton family sold the building to the government of Yucatán. Since then the Palacio Cantón has hosted different cultural proposals. In 1959 it became the Regional Museum of Anthropology of Yucatan, and permanent exhibitions of Mayan themes are held at 1980. That's how I met it, it was a museum with many Mayan pieces, one of the best in the whole Peninsula.

Canton Palace, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Canton Palace, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Canton Palace, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

In the year 2012 changed again, since its greater number of Mayan pieces were taken to the Great Mayan Museum of Merida. This museum is now the reference for lovers of pre-Hispanic cultures and history, a very complete museum and admirable pieces of the Mayan world. But in the Canton Palace you also find temporary exhibitions, some of Mayan themes.

Look at the program before visiting it at Canton Palace website to see if you are interested or not visit the place. I recommend it without a doubt, the building is beautiful and it is interesting to see the documentation of the house when it was built, with invoices and salaries of the time. I tell you, a window to the past very interesting.

Canton Palace, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

Going to the Paseo de Montejo and the Palacio Cantón is a wonderful excuse any day of the week, except Mondays, which is closed. Merida offers and offers, enjoy it.

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Canton Palace, reference museum 1
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LOCATION: Paseo de Montejo 485.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 to 17 hours. There are services at the entrance and lockers for the belongings. A small library with archeology and cultural magazines.
PRICE ENTRY: 55 pesos (payment by credit and debit card is accepted). Exempt from payments every day: Children under 12 years, students, retirees and pensioners with valid credentials. On Sundays, admission is free to all Mexicans.
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