Mayas from Yesterday

The Conquest involved the most drastic transformation for the Mayan culture: cities still inhabited were destroyed or abandoned, countless material remains were destroyed and the subjugated indigenous people had to satisfy the tributary demands of the Spanish conquerors. Hispanic villages and towns displaced Mayan communities;technologies based on the use of metal, modified the working process; oversea animals and plants mixed with the native ones and unknown diseases decimated the population.

But neither margination and exploitation that they continued to suffer in Independent Mexico nor the attempts to integrate them into a society that saw differences as an impediment to the country’s development, have prevented Mayan people to preserve their culture, knowledge and practices that, constantly resignified, are transmitted in the bosom of family and community.


December 22 2016 to December 31 2019
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday y Sunday , 08:00 - 17:00 hrs.
$150.00MX General admission; $100 Mexican citizen; $50 people of Yucatán and $25 children, seniors, teachers and students

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Grand Museum of the Mayan World of Mérida   Ver más información del recinto

Calle 60 No. 299, Esquina con Unidad Revolución Col. Unidad Revolución, C.P. 97110, Mérida, Yucatán   Cómo llegar

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