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Mayan Museum of Cancún

Cancún

It is the most important museum work developed by The National Institute of Anthropology and History since the construction of the National Museum of Anthropology in 1964 and Museo del Templo Mayor in 1987.

The Mayan Museum of Cancún shields one of the most meaningful archaeological collections of the Mayan culture in the country, as it includes not only important pieces of the State of Quintana Roo, but also pieces from Palenque, Chichén Itzá and Comalcalco among other sites.

The building was designed by the architect Alberto García Lascurain in 2012. The artist wanted the visitors to appreciate an open air tour through avant-garde and deeply environmentally careful architectural projects to enjoy the Caribbean weather of Cancún.

One of the main reasons why you should visit the Mayan Museum of Cancún is because it includes an entrance to San Miguelito Archaeological Site. You can get there by walking through the path that begins at the precinct's lower corridor which mainly groups, at least, four structures that held wooden and palm houses. It is said that these houses possibly inhabited many large families in the previous years of the Spanish conqueror arrival.

The most important structure of San Miguelito is a basement that was remodeled at least three times during its prehispanic occupancy, over which there have been preserved remains of a temple that at some time was painted in red and blue.

The Mayan Museum of Cancún is located at kilometer 16.5 on the Kukulkan Boulevard.
It is the most important museum work developed by The National Institute of Anthropology and History since the construction of the National Museum of Anthropology in 1964 and Museo del Templo Mayor in 1987.

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The Mayan Museum of Cancún shields one of the most meaningful archaeological collections of the Mayan culture in the country, as it includes not only important pieces of the State of Quintana Roo, but also pieces from Palenque, Chichén Itzá and Comalcalco among other sites.

The building was designed by the architect Alberto García Lascurain in 2012. The artist wanted the visitors to appreciate an open air tour through avant-garde and deeply environmentally careful architectural projects to enjoy the Caribbean weather of Cancún.

One of the main reasons why you should visit the Mayan Museum of Cancún is because it includes an entrance to San Miguelito Archaeological Site. You can get there by walking through the path that begins at the precinct's lower corridor which mainly groups, at least, four structures that held wooden and palm houses. It is said that these houses possibly inhabited many large families in the previous years of the Spanish conqueror arrival.

The most important structure of San Miguelito is a basement that was remodeled at least three times during its prehispanic occupancy, over which there have been preserved remains of a temple that at some time was painted in red and blue.

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