The Grand Museum competed with the Soumaya Museum and the Museum of Memory and Tolerance, as well as other cultural spaces located in other countries such as the Pompidou Center in France, the British National Museum of Modern Art, the San Wong Museum in Korea and Dubai's Moving Image Museum, among others.

The Grand Maya Museum of Mérida has enormous symbolic value for all Mexicans. It is a meeting point where the past leaves its mark on the present, and is designed to ensure that the future preserves its memory.