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Mérida

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Mérida, also known as the White city; land of the only bombs (bombas) that explode in verse, of the cochinita pibil and people who smile even with their eyes. This destination seems to be a stage ready to be photographed, or to shoot a film. Its impeccable presence matches the guayaberas worn by men, the Yucatecan terno of its women, with extravagant embroidered flowers, precise and ready to show off along its Paseo de Montejo.

Before discovering cenotes, haciendas and archaeological zones in Merida, take advantage of your stay in the capital and discover other attractions that represents its greatness. Walk through its Zocalo, area known by its people as “Plaza Grande”. In this part of the city, you will find churches, markets, museums, restaurants and hotels.

Without getting to far, you will find el Barrio de Santa Ana, which was previously a space where artisans and laborers used to meet in the colony. There you will also find the emblematic calle 60 and its church devoted to the patrona who has the same name as the neighborhood. Even though its façade is now yellow, it is said that it was originally red, and built on Mayan temples, there is no precise data about its age, but historians indicate that it may be a Little over 400 years old.

Another interesting spot is el barrio Garcia Ginerés, one of the oldest developments in the city, home to the well-known Parque de las Américas. The place is a meeting point for neighbors and for afternoon walks. It has reading areas or spaces to enjoy the family in an environment surrounded by nature.

The nearest beach to Merida is in Progreso, which is 20 minutes away. If you want to escape the intense heat and humidity, the best time to visit the white city is from December to February or from March to May, but in the last mentioned ones you may find temperature starting to raise and rainy days.
Mérida, also known as the White city; land of the only bombs (bombas) that explode in verse, of the cochinita pibil and people who smile even with their eyes. This destination seems to be a stage ready to be photographed, or to shoot a film. Its impeccable presence matches the guayaberas worn by men, the Yucatecan terno of its women, with extravagant embroidered flowers, precise and ready to show off along its Paseo de Montejo.

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Before discovering cenotes, haciendas and archaeological zones in Merida, take advantage of your stay in the capital and discover other attractions that represents its greatness. Walk through its Zocalo, area known by its people as “Plaza Grande”. In this part of the city, you will find churches, markets, museums, restaurants and hotels.

Without getting to far, you will find el Barrio de Santa Ana, which was previously a space where artisans and laborers used to meet in the colony. There you will also find the emblematic calle 60 and its church devoted to the patrona who has the same name as the neighborhood. Even though its façade is now yellow, it is said that it was originally red, and built on Mayan temples, there is no precise data about its age, but historians indicate that it may be a Little over 400 years old.

Another interesting spot is el barrio Garcia Ginerés, one of the oldest developments in the city, home to the well-known Parque de las Américas. The place is a meeting point for neighbors and for afternoon walks. It has reading areas or spaces to enjoy the family in an environment surrounded by nature.

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