Museo de la CiudadThe cultural heritage that is housed in the beautiful and majestic Ex-Federal Post Office palace shows the historical development of the city of Mérida. This important building, inaugurated in 1908 by then-governor Enrique Muñoz Aristequi, has special architectural characteristics that make it historically valuable. With French tendencies, it shows there was a definite economic wellbeing at the beginning of the 1900’s – the era of the green gold – the henequen fiber. Since June 29th, 2007, this building now houses the City of Mérida Museum.

Permanent Shows
Pre-Hispanic Mérida: In this room you will find pieces showing the Maya culture from the pre-Hispanic city of Th’o.
 The Colony or New-Hispanic Mérida: These pieces are related to the Spanish conquest of Mérida and the founding of Mérida.
 19th Century and early 20th Century Mérida: Pieces related to the economical boom, the development of the city, and the henequen haciendas.
 20th Century Mérida: Objects and pieces related to modern Mérida.

Temporary Exhibit Rooms
These spaces are where local artists are invited to show their works.

Newspaper and Bibliographical heritage
This space was made possible through institutional and public donations. Books and specialized periodical publications from the city of Mérida, with diverse themes ranging from the Maya culture to the present day Mérida and the state are housed here.

Guided Tours
With reservations and a minimum of 10 people and maximum of 30, you can ask for guided tours of the museum from Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 6:30 pm. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Call 923-6869 ext. 85503, at least three weeks in advance.

Entrance and all the services at the City Museum are free.
Location: Calle 56 # 529 A, between 65 and 65A Centro,
Eulogio Rosado Park (Alameda of Mérida)
Telephone: 923 6869, 924 4264, 924 4273
Schedules: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 8 pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 2 pm
Contact: [email protected]

GAMM (Municipal Mérida Art Gallery)
Located within the City of Mérida Museum, this space was opened in November 2007 to promote, diffuse and commercialize the multiple artistic expressions of Mérida’s art community. With this gallery, the local artists, Mexican and foreign, living here in Mérida, have a space to show and sell their pieces.
Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 2 pm


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