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Tourism to museums and archaeological sites in Campeche decreases in September

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During the first nine months of 2023, 178,919 tourists entered the archaeological zones and museums of Campeche guarded by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), of which 10,633 were in September, less than in 2022.

From January to September 109,308 people visited the archaeological zones and 69,611 the museums. In total, the custodians attended to 129,522 national visitors and 49,397 foreigners.

Just in September, of the 10,633 tourists, 8,800 were Mexicans and 1,883 were foreigners.

Of the four museums run by the INAH, only three were open to the public and there was greater attendance at the Mayan Archeology Museum at Fuerte de San Miguel with 2,435 visitors, followed by the Underwater Archeology Museum at Fuerte de San José El Alto and Mayan Architecture museum in the Baluarte de la Soledad, with 1,291 tourists and 881, respectively.

The Museum of Mayan Archeology of the Camino Real de Hecelchakán has been closed for more than a year for remodeling and maintenance work, for the installation of new museography.

The 16 archaeological zones in Campeche remained open and 6,026 people entered in September. Once again, the most visited were Edzná with 1,869, Calakmul with 1,312, Becán with 722, Xpujil with 584, El Tigre with 337, and Balamkú with 248.

In the archaeological zone of Chicanná 204 attended, in Hormiguero 117, in Tabasqueño 79, in Xcalumkín 71; in Tohcok 65; in Hochob 58; in Chunhuhub 51, in Santa Rosa Xtampak 28 and Kanki 7.

In September 2022, the income was higher with a difference of 2,362. 7,201 people attended the archaeological zones and 5,968 entered the museums.

The Museum of Mayan Archeology and the archaeological zone of Edzná were the sites with the highest number of visitors with 2,809 and 2,168, respectively.

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