National Museum of Popular Art

Calle 50-A #487
Merida, YU - Map It
Phone: (999) 928-5263

AAA Editor Notes

National Museum of Popular Art (Museo Nacional de Arte Popular) is 5 blks. e. of the main plaza at Calle 50-A #487 (across from Parque de la Mejorada). It is housed in the handsomely restored Casa Molina, a mansion built in 1900 for Carmela Molina as a wedding gift from her father, a wealthy sisal tycoon and local politician. The collection of Yucatecan and Mexican handicrafts includes ceramics, textiles and wood and stone carvings. A highlight is El Cuarto de Nacimientos, a room devoted to beautifully detailed Nativity scenes.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.