Saturday nights at the Cultural Center you can usually hear the
beautiful music of the State Symphony Orchestra. On Sundays nights, at 8
The museum ARTEPUEBLO, located in San Rafael de Tabay in the state of Merida, is conceived as a nucleus of discovery and diffusion of popular art, the traditional and the religious art works natural to Venezuela, as well as being a center of capacitation for human resources for the rescue, registry and presentation of these manifestations of the popular culture. It contains two halls for expositions, an art workshop area, a store with pieces made by the local artists and complementary areas of activities both under roof and open air. Artepueblo posseses a collection of more than a thousand works of art both imaginative and paintings realized by popular artists from all parts of Venezuela, as well as a progressive and testimonial photographic registry of more than 700 creators.
At the Juan Felix Sanchez Cultural House, you can see and study one of the most important artistic representatives of Merida.
Carmen Virgin Church, located very close to Bolivar Square, is the oldest church in Merida, and is representative of fine colonial architecture.
Bolivarian Library, built as a homage in the bicentennial year of the Liberators (Simon Bolivar) birthdate, is destined to have the most valuable collection of his legacy. In the same building, you will also find the Municipal Institute of Culture, The Bolivarian Society and the National Movie Festival Center.
The Arquidiocesan Museum, was created in 1909, by Bishop Antonio Ramos Silva. The museum has a permanent collection of old pieces of art, including a bell from 909, one of the oldest bells in the world!!
The Science and Technology Museum, located in Las Tapias, has interesting displays about science including: computers, communications, and also on view is a large Tyrannosaur. The cost is around US$1.25 for adults and 80 cents for children.
Principal Market (Mercado Principal de Merida) with 3
floors full of shops, is where youll find foods and fresh vegetables along with
typical handicrafts of the area. Enjoy a typical meal in a restaurant, that is actually
five restaurants in one, five kitchens and in one serving area are the menus and and
waiters of each of the five restaurants!
Other beautiful parks of the city are: Mothers Park, Humboldt Park, Don Quijote, Conquistadores, Plaza de Milla and many more...
The Teleferico, was constructed between 1957 and 1960, and is made up of 4 independent spans, each connected by a large station with restrooms, restaurants and observation platforms. The ascent takes one hour(una hora), if you go straight to the top without stopping. However, its best to allow at least a couple of hours so you can relax and enjoy the refreshing cool air and exciting mountain views. You should bring a warm jacket, of if you like, you can rent jackets close to where you buy your teleferico tickets.Round-trip cost for the ride: about US$15 for adults and US$7 for children, which makes this, by far, the most expensive of attractions. While it is worth the price, for most visitors, it´s high cost, sadly, has prevented most Meridans from experiencing the wonders of the Teleferico.