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Paseo Montejo

Mérida

This large walkway is the most important and emblematic avenue of Merida. It was built in the time that the Yucatecans denominated as the “Oro Verde” or Green Gold era, we are talking about the henequen, which after a season of great economic losses, literally saved the region and became a generous source of employment for its inhabitants.

After several incidents on its construction, the walkway was inaugurated more than 15 years later, in 1904, giving it the name we know, in honor of the city founder, Francisco de Montejo.

Discovering it is better by foot, therefore you will be able to stop in each house, monument or corner that get your attention. French inspiration is present in almost the whole path and on the mansions that were once upper classes properties; today this places are turned into restaurants, boutique hotels and museums.

The avenue is 43 m wide and 1,198 m long and has diverse monuments. A sculpture of Augusto Sierra, an obelisk in memory of Felipe Carrillo Puente, a monument to the Fatherland in the northern roundabout and a statue of Francisco de Montejo next to his son, are only few of the many you will find during your walks.

During the weekends, this colossal avenue closes its roadway to take part of various sports, recreational and cultural activities, such as a cycling route, concerts, races and even the famous carnival.
This large walkway is the most important and emblematic avenue of Merida. It was built in the time that the Yucatecans denominated as the “Oro Verde” or Green Gold era, we are talking about the henequen, which after a season of great economic losses, literally saved the region and became a generous source of employment for its inhabitants.

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After several incidents on its construction, the walkway was inaugurated more than 15 years later, in 1904, giving it the name we know, in honor of the city founder, Francisco de Montejo.

Discovering it is better by foot, therefore you will be able to stop in each house, monument or corner that get your attention. French inspiration is present in almost the whole path and on the mansions that were once upper classes properties; today this places are turned into restaurants, boutique hotels and museums.

The avenue is 43 m wide and 1,198 m long and has diverse monuments. A sculpture of Augusto Sierra, an obelisk in memory of Felipe Carrillo Puente, a monument to the Fatherland in the northern roundabout and a statue of Francisco de Montejo next to his son, are only few of the many you will find during your walks.

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