Merida must see activities
San Idelfonso cathedral in Merida
Cathedral San
    Idelfonso in Merida

The central cathedral in Merida, the grand cathedral of San Idelfonso, built from the stones which originally formed a Mayan pyramid, it also boasts the largest indoor crucifix in Latin America.
Casa Montejo in Merida
Casa Montejo
Casa Montejo is acknowledged to be the finest civil example of the Spanish Plateresque style in Mexico or indeed in the New World.
Monument to the Fatherland on Paseo Montejo
Monumento a la Patria
The most striking monument over Paseo Montejo. It was constructed between 1946 and 1957 by the Columbian sculptor Rómulo Rozo.
Hacienda San Jose in Merida Yucatan
Haciendas of Yucatan
A trip to Yucatan is incomplete without visiting some of the many old heneken-producing haciendas that nowadays have been renovated into beautiful five star hotels, complete with elegant rooms, sumptuous dining facilities, swimming pools and magnificent grounds.

Merida Yucatan

Full of History and Culture, Merida, the capital city of Yucatan state is for sure one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, a wonderful mixture of colonial city and cosmopolitan destination also known as "The White City" both for a common color of its buildings and the fact that the residents keep the city particularly clean.

Cathedral of San Idelfonso in Merida Yucatan Merida and the state of Yucatan are somewhat isolated from the rest of the country, Merida is located in the Northwest part of the state of Yucatan, which occupies the northern portion of the Yucatan peninsula. To the east is the state of Quintana Roo, to the west is the state of Campeche, to the north is the Gulf of Mexico, and far to the south is the state of Chiapas. Merida is nothing like Cancun or Playa del Carmen and if you want to experience Mexican culture while staying relatively close to the Caribbean Sea then Merida is a great place to go.

Merida is also known for its Yucatecan food, a cuisine with its own unique style, different from the rest of Mexico in many ways. It includes influences from the local Mayan culture, and Caribbean, Mexican and European, and Middle Eastern cultures.

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Merida Hotels

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Things to do in  Merida
Blue House in Merida
The Sculpture Walk on Paseo Montejo
Enjoy cultural sundays in Merida
Merida Yucatan: "The white city"
Her remote Mayan roots and the splendor of her turn to the XIX century architecture, has made Merida a captivating mixture of cultural influences. The city is full of superb colonial monuments, cathedrals and churches. The main thoroughfare, Paseo de Montejo is always lined with original sculpture by up-and-coming local and foreign artists, as part of an exhibit.

Inside the city you can't miss walk down through its main streets to visit cathedrals and churches, museums and exquisite art galleries. Merida's surrounding archaeological sites, amazing cenotes and old Haciendas superbly as luxury hotels are also worth a visit.

Merida The white city
Hacienda Temozon in Merida Yucatan
Chichen Itza one of the new 7 wonders
What to do in Merida:
The proximity of some of Mexico's most impressive Mayan archaeological sites and a vibrant cultural scene make Merida a fascinating destination. The city itself has a rich colonial history. The Paseo Montejo its main avenue, was designed along the same lines as the Champs Elysees and it is also lined with monuments, restaurants, stores, hotels and all in the shade of glorious flamboyant trees.

Its beautiful colonial buildings as the grand cathedral, Casa de Montejo, the Governor's palace, the Peon Contreras theatre, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the several beautiful monuments as the Monumento a la Patria (Monument to the Fatherland) are just some of the main hotspots you can't miss.

Merida is also a fabulous base for a Yucatecan adventure. For day trips, the Yucatan offers something for all tastes. From the impressive Mayan pyramids (Uxmal, Chichen Itza), to an enormous selection of underground lakes (cenotes) where you can swim away from the heat, or even go diving, to local haciendas developed into first class restaurants, to mangrove countryin Celestun where pink flamingoes can always be seen.

Local beaches at Progreso, Chiburna, Chelem, Chicxulub and other communities are just down the road and easily accessible from Merida, with a wide selection of great seafood restaurants. The Mayan Riviera is also only a three hours drive away.

Merida will surprise and charm you!


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