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All reviews contemporary art free museum permanent collection del campo inner courtyard downtown merida great museum interesting displays great place to visit the main square worth a visit nice building colonial building small museum second floor artists gallery
If you like contemporary art you will be grateful you visited. We saw really cool and wonderful exhibits here from artists we were unaware of in the states. A very large and spacious art museum right in the heart of Merida.
When I visited this lovely regional museum, two young students attempted to give me a tour. They, however, knew absolutely nothing about art. So I gave them a tour. It was so much fun that I tipped them anyway!
Based on reviews we thought the MACAY was going to be pretty nice. Unfortunately, we weren't impressed. The Ponce exhibit was interesting; I always like knowing about the local artists, but it was one of only a few displays. The museum is pretty empty. There...More
Not in our guide book and could easily have missed this - and glad we didn't. Located right next to the cathedral in a covered walk. Free, sign visitors book. Contemporary art, sculptures, exhibitions change every 3 months. Ground floor toilets, and palms shade courtyard...More
Merida is filled with excellent museums - and other sights - but this was one of my favourites. Free entry, beautiful old building with an ethereal inner courtyard, small giftshop (to really make those memories last!!), and more.
But obviously the real attraction is the...More
Date of experience: February 2018
Museo_Macay, Manager at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018
Thanks so much for visiting us! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again!
It was a nice break from the heat of the day to go into this lovely contemporary art museum. Be aware that you will need to leave any backpacks at the front desk before entering. There was a wide variety of contemporary art available for...More
Every time we go to Merida, we visit the Macau Museum. We love contemporary art, and ther you can firn good pieces, specially the permanent excibitions....The museum needs better maintenance, although they are renovationg it now...They should charge an entrance to maintain it better, at...More