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Macay Museum

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

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Rosa M
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Always a changing scene here as exhibits open and close frequently. Keying on local artists, on our visit there was a wide range of art- from painting and sculpture to photography and ceramics.Worth a visit.

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Murmansk, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatan, known as MACAY, is one of the state's most important museums. You can explore its many excellent permanent and temporary exhibits of contemporary art. Highlights of its permanent collection include works by leading Mexican artists including Gabriel Ramirez Aznar, Fernando Castro Pacheco, and Fernando García. For us it was a surprise that the... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Wonderful art, the building itself is old and incredible. The center garden is alive with trees, shrubs and greenery, lots of modern art on display.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Enjoyable. Air conditioned. Free. The art was beautifully displayed in a lovely building. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The few rooms that have been refurbished are exquisite - and as a bonus AIR CONDITIONED, offering a wonderful respite from heat and humidity. I tried not to think of the Mayans who had been enslaved and slaughtered to create such opulent living. It was difficult. The temporary exhibit was extraordinary (also with AC), magnificent black and white photographs Martin... More 

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