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Macay Museum

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Address: Calle 60 | next to Cathedral on Grande Plaza, Merida, Mexico
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00

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Beautiful Modern Art Museum

Spent a delightful couple of hours roaming this fabulous museum. Fernando Garcia Ponce's work is truly inspiring. I got lost in the three galleries displaying his work from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a delightful couple of hours roaming this fabulous museum. Fernando Garcia Ponce's work is truly inspiring. I got lost in the three galleries displaying his work from the 1960's--1980's. Nice courtyard to relax, cool off and have a Coke.

Thank Lisa N
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can always find interesting exhibits here...some I've seen I wouldn't have paid a dime for, others were remarkable. However, there is no elevator and the exhibits are up two long flights of stairs. It is free however and therefore worth the climb.

Thank LuluandBobby
Victoria, British Columbia
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

An interesting, free, modern art gallery in a fascinating convent building in the heart of Merida. Well worth your time for either a short or long visit. There are both permanent galleries and changing displays.

Thank canadianpotter
Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Some very interesting pieces of art & sculptures.. A lot of modern art..if you are into that sort of thing.. There is a lovely courtyard in the middle of the museum..surrounded by very large trees.Can sit out there & enjoy a snack..

Thank Victoria477
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Next to the Cathedral, air conditioned. Doesn't take much time. Artist from around the world. Not a must see for me but very well appointed.

Thank Susan N
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Rather limited installations with a couple of standing artists and some revolving exhibits. The layout is a bit odd because the museum is in two stories of possiblly two (now connected) mansions. Signage was not great. But there is A/C in some of the rooms!!

Thank mark k
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was such a nice museum! The art is very extraordinary and that's what makes it so special. Also, the entrance is free!

Thank Rosa M
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Lovely Merida mansion. Very high quality and engaging changing exhibitions. Free entrance. Lovely gardens.

Thank 760lsl
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a really beautiful gallery space/Building on the main square. Some of the art is quite good; others less so. Definitely worth your time!

Thank Neumenon
Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Admission is free to this interesting museum and special displays are common. The beautiful old palace or hacienda is a perfect setting for the more avant-guarde new art that is featured.

Thank Pazzi3066

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