This is part two of the Tour of Museums in Mérida Yucatán:
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
If you are interested in the formation of the universe, the galaxy and the planets, as well as the evolution of life on Earth, then you can not miss the Natural History Museum, a space that originally housed the Old College of Nursing, and around 1951 it was turned into a school for mechanics of aviation of the Mexican Air Force. But today it is the Natural History Museum of Mérida.
Among its rooms is the Sala del Universo, where you can see the types of known galaxies and the general characteristics of each of the planets that make up our solar system.
You can also visit the rooms featuring the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras, and another room displaying the Ecological Reserve of Cuxtal and the Arrecife Alacranes.
Location: 59th Street, Number 648, Downtown, next to the Zoological Park “El Centenario”
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MUSEUM OF THE RAILWAYS OF YUCATÁN
Another of the most famous museums in Merida, is the Museum of the Railroads of Yucatan, which disseminates the history of the railroad in the Mexican southeast. This space will enchant you, since you will be able to appreciate locomotives, wagons and train cars of the early twentieth century.
Among the highlights of this museum is a machine manufactured in the United States in 1903, belonging to the company Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán and an aerodynamic design locomotive built by General Motors in 1949, which was used in operations in the north of the country more than 65 years ago.
Location: 43 Street, 46 and 50 downtown.
Hours: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
FERNANDO GARCÍA PONCE MUSEUM – MACAY
Our last (but not least) recommendation is this museum site dedicated to contemporary, painterly and sculptural art, one of the best known because it is located right in the heart of the city (next to the Cathedral).
The property has 15 temporary rooms for the exhibition of the work of national and foreign artists. In addition to two galleries and permanent halls, where the work of three great figures of Yucatan art is exhibited: Fernando Castro Pacheco, Fernando García Ponce and Gabriel Ramírez Aznar.
During your visit you can enjoy the following services: cafeteria, shop and a specialized art library.
Location: Calle 60 502 B Altos, Centro
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays
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