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Macay Museum

Calle 60 | next to Cathedral on Grande Plaza, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #19 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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new york
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I've been to this museum a couple of times and the shows were so so. This time, both the outside exhibit of rock sculptures and the main inside exhibit on Mexican architecture were outstanding. The museum must have a new curator.

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Cancun, Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The time of visit there was a exhibit of one Uruguayan painter and was very well arranged with great talent, the furnitures and building models on display also amazing.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Housed in a Beautiful historic Bishops Palace from the XVI Century, this is the only Museum in the Yucatán Peninsula dedicated to Modern and Contemporary Art. It is located next to the Cathedral in Down town Mérida. The rooms are spacious, with wonderful light and it gives you a good sample of Mexican Art and Architecture. The MACAY has both... More

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Shelton, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The museum displays beautiful contemporary painting, prints and sculpture in a spacious and comfortable setting. It is worth an hour or so when visiting the Cathedral, Montejo museum, Governors' office paintings or main square. A good place to spend a bit of time while you wait for the open buses to take you around for the city tour.

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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
797 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Happened upon this museum while out on un paseo. Great museum with lots of nice art. A couple of nice local university students wanted to give me a tour. They really knew nothing about art as I ended up explaining some of the temporary exhibits to them.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place it's a must while you are at Merida and do not leave pass the opportunity to go this interesting museum.

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San Francisco, CA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
38 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I had little expectation of this free museum when entering. Actually, I knew absolutely nothing about it but simply wanted to get out of the heat for a moment. How lucky I was to make this choice. I skipped the weird first room of art renderings and went straight to the other artists, the staff cordially opening every single door... More

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Museum has different artists, and I was totally in love with the cats collection! Also flies looked interesting.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Super polite and friendly staff and i love that all the attractions simply require you to sign in and no fee. I was a liitle turned off by the room that we were directed to first, which seemed to be instucting us on the great art styles/periods in history. I say "seemed to be" because unlike the fantastic Museo de... More

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South Florida, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you enjoy contemporary art this museum is an absolute must. It's right off of the main square and next to the cathedral so it's super convenient. First off the building the museum is housed in is gorgeous and the perfect juxtaposition to the art contained within. The collection is superb and abundant and whilst on vacation the perfect size... More

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