CIDA Astronomical Observatory MeridaCIDA Astronomical Observatory Merida

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An Observatory that also includes a museum.

My experience, Explo description: 

CIDA means : Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomia.

The visit includes a tour of the facilities, the Museum, two videos and guided walk to at least 2 of the domes of the Observatory telescopes. If weather conditions permit, it is possible to make an observation with a telescope of the Museum.

My personal recommendations: 

Visitors who wish to conduct night observation must be within the Center before the closing time specified above and must have adequate clothing for temperatures near 5 degrees Celsius.

Please note that services may have little cafe served by community cooperatives :-)

How getting there: 

The CIDA is close to San Isodoro. Follow the signs on the Road 7. There is no public transportation getting there. If you do not have a car, you can book you tour with a travel agency in Merida.

Plan :

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

The museum is normally open to public on week ends, but it is open daily during the peak holiday seasons : Christmas, Carnaval, Easter.

Usually open hours are from 3pm to 7pm.

Give a phone call before coming to visit.

Visit duration: 

Duration of 1h30 to a half day.

Entry fees: 



(0274) 245.01.06 - 245.14.50 from Monday to Friday.

Access security: 

Take some warm clothes with you : altitude : 2,600m...