Fodor's Expert Review Museo de la Cultura Maya
Dedicated to the complex world of the Maya, this interactive museum is outstanding. Exhibits in Spanish and English trace Mayan architecture, social classes, politics, and customs. The most impressive display is the three-story Sacred Ceiba Tree, a symbol used by the Maya to explain the relationship between the cosmos and the earth. The first floor represents the tree's roots and the Mayan underworld, called Xibalba; the middle floor is the tree trunk, known as Middle World, home to humans and all their trappings; on the top floor, leaves and branches evoke the 13 heavens of the cosmic otherworld.