Frederick Catherwood

Frederick Catherwood (born 27 February 1799, died 27 September 1854) was an English architect, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. He explored the Yucatán and Central America in the mid 19th century along with writer John Lloyd Stephens. Their books, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán and Incidents of Travel in Yucatán,

Leonardo Nierman exhibit

Museum goers, make sure to visit the Nierman exhibit at the newly refurbished Pasaje Revolución, the wide passage way separating the cathedral and the museum of contemporary art – MACAY. It is best to visit the exhibit early morning to avoid the heat (sorry, no air conditioning), or late afternoon since sunlight  lasts longer as we

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya La conceptualización arquitectónica del edificio está basada en uno de los elementos claves para entender la mística del pueblo maya: el árbol de la ceiba. A partir de este elemento se desarrolla un desplazamiento arquitectónico que abarca estacionamiento, bodegas de tránsito, sala principal de recepción, salas de exhibición permanentes,

Dzibilchaltun

For those of you with limited time in Merida, Dzibilchaltun offers a fantastic combination of activities: explore the pre-classic Mayan archaeological site (of which the Temple of the Seven Dolls is the most important), swim in a refreshing sink hole and visit to the local museum. One admission ticket will take care of these 3 venues.    Dzibilchaltun is less

Hanal Pixan / Day of the Dead celebration

Experiencing the local culture and traditions is sought by most visitors while traveling abroad.  A very unique date is coming up in Mexico; the Day of the Dead celebration.  The Mayan version of this catholic celebration is called Hanal Pixan.    It falls on November 1 and 2 (one day for adults, and one for children) and

The Chicxulub Crater

The Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is considered one of the largest impact craters on Earth. It is 180 km in diameter, 10 km deep and was formed about 65 million years ago. It has been linked to a mass extinction of dinosaurs and plant life often associated with the K-T boundary.