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  • 15 oct 2021
4 Can’t-Miss Art Museums In Tulum

In recent years, this little town has become one of the hottest cities for art, design, and architecture — and it’s got the art museums to prove it. We’ve made a list of four art museums and galleries you can’t miss in Tulum. These artistic and cultural spaces express true art from the pieces in their walls and rooms to their exterior design. Prepare your senses to experience art in different forms, blowing your mind and evoking your every feeling.

1. Mystika

Pepe Soho is the mastermind behind all art pieces in this gallery/museum. Get to know a little more about Soho before entering the gallery reading his biography at the building entrance. Located just minutes away from Tulum’s archeological site, it features “visual art pieces that are a tribute to the world’s natural wonders and a guide to the cosmology of the Mayan culture.” Step inside a one-of-a-kind immersive museum that will submerge you into Pepe Soho’s world through his photographs and videos, making you connect with nature through a sensory experience. The exhibition is divided into several rooms, including two that present audiovisual pieces: Maya and Santori. These are perfect for those Instagram memories that will look great on your feed.

Admission: $450 MXN

Where: Calle Yalku, manzana 10, lote 3, fracción 5, local 25, Colonia Tulúm Centro Time: Sunday-Tuesday 10:00am-8:00pm Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm

2. Sferik
Sferik is the ideal cultural spot for nature lovers. The museum reinterprets the jungle that physically surrounds the venue. You will be invited to walk barefoot to experience the space with your five senses. Each room is designed to give your spirit a warm sensation of peace and harmony.

Admission: $10 USD

Where: Carretera Tulúm-Punta Allen KM 5, Zona Hotelera, 77780, Tulúm Hours: 11:00am-18:15pm

3. Balam Art On Feathers

Fall in love with the unusual art of painting on bird feathers at this gallery. Visitors will be able to take home beautiful and colorful pieces of art made on real feathers. The unusual art form comes from prehispanic origins, with artisans from Yucatán making them to this day in a nearby town called Baca. Each piece is delicately hand-painted, making every product sold unique. Top-of-the-line oil paint is used on the feather, which is then framed and protected by a glass sheet. Feathers used in these art pieces are picked up from the jungle, so don’t worry; no birds are harmed to obtain them.

Where: Calle Yalku Manzana 10, lote 3, local 4,

Hours: 8:00am - 18:00pm

4. Holistika Tulum Art Walk  

Holistika is one of Tulum’s most famous boutique hotels. However, many tourists don’t know that inside their premises, you can find an “art walk,” where they brought together artists from all over the world to create their masterpieces in the Quintana Roo jungle. Through art, they generate awareness of the importance of nature and the interconnectedness of everything. The best part is that you don’t need to be a guest at the hotel to do the art walk; just go and visit!

Where: Holistika Tulúm Av 10 Sur Lote 4, Zona 11, Manzana 902, Tulúm

Time: Call the hotel before visiting for more information

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