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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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Very good museum...

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Washington, DC
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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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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

It was really easy to find. You sign in, it's free, hand in any bags you have. It is a large area on two floors. You visit two different exhibitions on the first floor and another 4 exhibitions on the top floor. It can take an hour to visit. Well worth it.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We were disappointed with the few expositions to be seen. My favourite was a photo exhibit of Peru in the 20's. There was an interesting installation in the main atrium. The very good thing was that there was no charge to enter the gallery. Even with that, though, I would not go back,

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Housed in the old Bishop's Palace, this is a great free museum that is dedicated to the contemporary artists of the local art school as well as a series of temporary exhibitions. The gallery area is spacious including a large central installation housed in the atrium. It's fun just to walk around the building, but the temporary exhibitions and permanent... More 

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Medford, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This free museum is housed in a beautiful building with a lovely garden nest to the main catherdral. They had a variety of interesteing exhibits, most very modern.

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

it takes about 1.5 hours to go through and it is worth it. The space itself is grand and airy. It is peaceful and interesting. Dead in the centro, it is easy to find. I recommend.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This one is very worth a visit if you are in the main square. It is a colonial building with a central courtyard and patio going all around it, and houses several really interesting displays. Both the permanent one and the seasonally changing exhibitions feature art works by Mexican artists. Entry is free, and the Paseo de la revolucion at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Sooo interesting the large display of trees made of garbage bags. Thought provoking. Large airy free museum close to Grande Plaza. Well worth a stop. Can't say the permanent exhibits grabbed my attention. The quiet central courtyard with the modern sculpture was peaceful especially on Sunday when the square was busy.

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