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Old Palacio Municipal building in Playa del Carmen being considered for museum

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A request to have the city’s soon-to-be former Palacio Municipal building converted into a museum has been made. During the last administration, agreements were signed that would see Playa del Carmen’s old city hall turned into a museum, however, that has not yet happened.

In a press conference, cultural promoter Daniela Jáuregui Servín and Raymundo Tineo Celaya, a chronicler from Playa del Carmen, said they are working on the legal transfer of the old 28 de Julio Plaza city building.

“What is needed is the deed (…) the only person who can unlock this project and follow up before Congress is the mayor,” Servin explained. “We had a meeting with her just talking about the importance of the museum project and she completely agrees that Playa del Carmen needs a museum and needs to preserve archaeological pieces, not only from the region, but the rescue of archaeological pieces from other areas.”

Jorge Luis Borroto Alfonso, director of the Municipal Institute of Culture and Arts of Solidaridad said that city staff have not completely finished their move.

“It has not been possible to finish because the infrastructure of the new Palacio Municipal is not suitable. There are no offices, there are no spaces, so we have not been able to vacate the other space to completely occupy the new one,” he said adding that however, their move is “quite advanced”, just delayed.

He said once the old building is available, they will sit and discuss interests for it as well as listen to proposals and figure out a budget to see how it will move forward.