Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

A world-class museum celebrating Maya culture, the Gran Museo houses a permanent collection of more than 1100 remarkably well-preserved artifacts, including a reclining chac-mool sculpture from Chichén Itzá and a co…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Casa de Montejo

Casa de Montejo is on the south side of the Plaza Grande and dates from 1549. It originally housed soldiers but was soon converted into a mansion that served members of the Montejo family until 1970. Today it houses…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Museo Regional de Antropología

The massive Palacio Cantón houses the Museo Regional de Antropología, an anthropology museum with temporary exhibits focusing primarily on culture and history in the Yucatán (ie Maya customs), although some exhibits…
Top Choice Museum in Cancún

Museo Maya de Cancún

Holding one of the Yucatán's most important collections of Maya artifacts, this modern museum is a welcome sight in a city known more for its party scene than cultural attractions. On display are some 400 pieces fou…
Top Choice Museum in Campeche

Museo de la Arquitectura Maya

The Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, designed to protect the Puerta del Mar, contains the fascinating Museo de la Arquitectura Maya, the one must-see museum in Campeche. It provides an excellent overview of…
Top Choice Museum in Valladolid

Casa de los Venados

Featuring over 3000 pieces of museum-quality Mexican folk art, this private collection is unique in that objects are presented in a house, in the context that they were originally designed for, instead of being rope…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Campeche

Centro Cultural Casa Número 6

During the prerevolutionary era, when this mansion was occupied by an upper-class campechano family, Número 6 was a prestigious plaza address. Wandering the premises, you’ll get an idea of how the city’s high socie…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Edzná

Edzná

Edzná once covered more than 17 sq km and was inhabited from approximately 600 BC to the 15th century AD. Most of the visible carvings date from AD 550 to 810. Though it’s a long way from such Puuc Hills sites as Ux…
Top Choice Park in Mérida

Parque Santa Lucía

The pretty little Parque Santa Lucía has arcades on the north and west sides; this was where travelers would get on or off the stagecoaches that linked towns and villages with the provincial capital. Today it's a po…
Archaeological Site in Corredor Arqueológico

Dzibanché

Though it’s a chore to get to, this site is definitely worth a visit for its secluded, semi-wild nature. Dzibanché (meaning ‘writing on wood’) was a major city extending more than 40 sq km and there are a number of …