This museum forms part of the Archiepiscopal Palace, and is a prime example of Renaissance style architecture. The museum was inaugurated in 1911 by the Bishop of Mérida, Monsignor Antonio Ramón Silva García, and was transferred to its present site in 1941. More than just a museum of works of an artistic and religious nature, it covers a much wider cultural spectrum. The collection includes a bell from the year 909, and several more from the 11th century, plus church ornaments, pectoral crossings, and other episcopal symbols; there are also old coins from diverse origins, objects donated by the faithful, and even one indigenous mummy, found in the mountainous zone to the south of Mérida. Guided tours are available. Admission is free.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums