Mérida is a city with a wide range of cultural events and spaces. It is the cultural capital of the Yucatan Peninsula, a title certainly successful. Here you will find the only museum of the Peninsula dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

The artist needs exhibition halls, and Mérida offers endless possibilities to the artist and the culture lover. Many of these spaces are free to the public, as is the case with this delicious space of the Fernando García Ponce Museum, known as Macay.

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Fernando García Ponce Museum

This museum of contemporary and modern art is located in the Plaza Grande of Merida, where you find other interesting free visits. The colossal 3,500 square meter building offers generous space for modern and contemporary art, one of the most controversial styles of art.

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The building was built between 1573 and 1579, by order of Fray Diego de Landa, being the archiepiscopal palace. It has been occupied for different purposes, before in 1991 it was transformed into a museum. An engraving on its façade indicates that it was an Athenaeum in 1916, where music, literature and drawing classes were taught.

Fernando García Ponce Macay Museum
Entrance to the Museum

The 15 temporary rooms of the current Fernando García Ponce Museum, they are the headquarters of works of national and international artists. The exhibitions are completed with two galleries and four permanent halls, where the work of three great Yucatecan figures is exhibited: Fernando Castro Pacheco, Fernando García Ponce and Gabriel Ramírez Aznar.

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Their temporary rooms they renew each 3 months, getting a very dynamic museum and a very attractive space for the locals. In addition, its interior patio, the Garden of the JarsI thought it was an exquisite corner to escape the hustle and bustle of Mérida and relax with a good read.

Fernando García Ponce Museum
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Mérida offers spaces, corners and culture, and the Macay It is one of its great cultural spaces. Another of the pleasant surprises of this city in constant movement and offering.

Macay museum hours

LOCATION: Tickets through the Pasaje de Revolución or through Calle 60, next to the Cathedral. In the Plaza Grande.
SCHEDULE: Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 17:30 p.m. There is a cafeteria service, a shop and a library specialized in art.

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