What to do in Merida Yucatan?

Take a look at the list of 10 things you can do in Mérida, Yucatán. Be surprised by its centuries-old architecture and its natural beauties!

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Take a walking tour of the famous Paseo Montejo, the longest (just over 5 km) and most beautiful avenue in Mérida. Admire its old mansions dating from the colonial era and the Porfiriato. They will surprise you!

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Take a ride in a Calandria. Experience a ride in this horse-drawn carriage through the main streets of the Historic Center of the city. Discover buildings, monuments and squares from a unique perspective

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Get to know the Palacio Cantón, a spectacular Neoclassical-style building that, nowadays, houses the Regional Museum, with its fantastic collection of pieces from the Mayan culture.

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On Paseo Montejo itself, admire the imposing Monument to the Fatherland. Do not lose detail of each of his engravings that evoke different moments in the history of Mexico and that of Yucatan in particular.

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Visit Palacio o casa de Montejo in the center of the city, and admire the façade of the famous house built by the conqueror of the region, Francisco de Montejo, around the second half of the 16th century. Today, this building is home to an elegant museum sponsored by Fomento Cultural Banamex.

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Visit the Cathedral of San Ildefonso, which has just recently launched a spectacular lighting system that, at nightfall, allows viewers to admire its beautiful architectural details even better.

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Eat a marquesita of ball cheese or peanut butter in any of the public squares and parks that are located in the downtown area of Mérida.

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Visit the Macay Museum, located next to the Cathedral. Admire its magnificent collections of art objects ranging from Mayan pieces to complex artistic expressions such as graphics, concept paintings, watercolors and digital art!

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Savor the best of Yucatecan cuisine (panuchos, salbutes, lime soup, cochinita pibil, among other delicious dishes) in the different restaurants that are located in the first square of the “white” Mérida. We recommend you visit Los Almendros, a traditional establishment located in the surroundings of La Mejorada Park.

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Get on the Turibús which, with stops at various strategic points in the city, will allow you to get to know different corners of the capital while you take the funniest photos in the company of your partner, friends or family. They will surely have fun!

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