Cancun’s Museums and Ruins
The city of Cancun has many touristic and cultural attractions, visit the following museums and ruins located within the city to learn more about the culture and ecosystem that surround this magnificent paradise.
Mayan Museum and San Miguelito Ruins:
This museum houses one of the most important collections of the Mayan culture in the country, just after the National Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of the Templo Mayor, because of its collection of emblematic pieces, not only from the state of Quintana Roo, but also from archeological sites such as Palenque and Chichén Itzá.
Founded in 2012, the museum has access to the San Miguelito Ruins and three rooms that have permanent exhibitions such as the vast archeology of Quintana Roo and general aspects of the Mayan Civilization, as well as temporary exhibitions that are related to the topic.
The access to the museum and ruins is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at a price of 70 Mexican pesos, and facilities are conditioned for people with special needs.
El Rey Ruins:
This is one of the most important archeological sites in the city, although its Mayan name is unknown; this settlement was nicknamed “El Rey” due to a sculpture found in the settlement, which resembles a noble character.
These ruins are made up of 47 structures that had both religious and profane functions, and it’s believed that they were the central area of a maritime trade and fishermen town before the Spanish conquest.
These ruins are located at Boulevard Kukulcan, and are open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with an entrance fee of 55 Mexican pesos.
It is recommended that visitors wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sunscreen so they can enjoy their visit to the fullest.
Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA):
If you enjoy submarine activities, you cannot miss this place. Located under the waters of the Caribbean, the MUSA has around five hundred natural scale sculptures grouped in twenty-one facilities, which can be seen while you surround yourself with the flora and fauna of the Caribbean Sea.
This museum represents a combination of quality works and artificial reefs that seek to create a balance between art and environmental conservation.
To visit this museum it’s not necessary to be an expert diver, since you can go with a diving instructor for a price close to 80 USD, or with the use of a snorkel for a price close to 60 USD.
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