The Mayan culture is one of the most interesting and exciting, here we mention some of the museums that you can go to to enter this world.
The exciting Mayan culture survived 2,600 years on the planet, during which time its members developed an extensive hieroglyphic writing, monumental architecture and a concrete system for measuring time. Therefore we have much to learn about this civilization and here we show you the best museums you can visit to achieve it.
1. Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida
Its collection has a thousand 160 pieces of Mayan culture, including textiles, religious elements, prints, stelae, bas-reliefs, stone sculptures, vessels, typical costumes, ceramic offerings and other elements that were part of the daily lives of the mayan population. In addition to books and historical documents that provide much information about civilization.
Address: Calle 60 Norte No. 299 E, Unidad Revolución Cordemex C.P 97110 Mérida, Yuc.
Open: Wednesday to Monday from 09:00 – 17:00
2. Museo de la Cultura Maya
The site is located in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, since April 4, 1993. Among the content offered to visitors are statues, vessels, reliefs, funeral items, jewelry, among other elements. Some of the objects that attract the most attention are the scale reproductions of the Mayan houses which contain the traditional pieces.
Address: Av. Héroes esq. Mahatma Gandhi s/n, Centro, CP 77000, Chetumal, Quintana Roo
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 – 19:00
3. Museo Nacional de Antropología (MNA)
The MNA dedicates 12 of its 23 rooms to spread pre-hispanic cultures and one of them is exclusively for the Mayan world. As part of its offer the MNA shows the censers of 1.20 meters high and 65 kilos in weight, these elements served to the Maya to communicate with their gods. In another area a space is dedicated for the lintels of Yaxchilán, Chiapas, in which important dates were embodied.
Address: Av. Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi s/n Col. Chapultepec Polanco, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11560, Mexico city
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4. Museo de la Medicina Maya
Traditional Mayan medicine had a great importance for this culture, so this museum was created in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, whose mission is to spread what were the traditional remedies to attack different ailments. In 1998 the Museum of Mayan Medicine received the National Covarrubias Museum Award, which is awarded by the National Institute of Anthropology and History.
Address: Av. Salomón González Blanco 10, Col. Morelos, CP 29215, San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas
Open: Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.