Merida

Merida, Mexican CaribbeanThe city was founded on the 6th of January, 1542, upon the ruins of what had been the ancient Mayan city of T'ho or Ichcaansihó by Francisco de Montejo, and has became the economic, tourist and cultural center of Southeastern Mexico.

Magnificent colonial buildings surround its main plaza. In the North we find the Governor's Palace with a serious of breathtaking murals of the Yucatecan painter Fernando Castro Pacheco, illustrating scenes of the regional history. Standing cater-cornered is the Cathedral, the oldest one in North America mainland. On the South side of the plaza sits the House of Montejo, this state belong to the founder of the city, a true jewel of colonial architecture.

Things to do in Merida

Downtown Merida

Downtown Merida

The historic center of the city of Merida is perfect for tours at sunset. On the streets, always clean and calm, you can see the light of sunset reflected in old but well maintained colonial buildings.

Montejo House

Montejo House

After the founding of the city of Merida in 1542 and named its first authorities, took the division and allocation of plots among neighbors according to the plan proposed by Governor Francisco de Montejo.

Theater Jose Peon Contreras

Theater Jose Peon Contreras

Majestic, the theater "Jose Peon Contreras" rears its imposing building in las57 crossing in front of the main building of the University of Yucatan, south of the park are located and visited the Mother of Jesus Catholic church, better known as the Third Order.

Gran Plaza

Gran Plaza

Gran Plaza Fashion Mall in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico , the shopping center is the third largest in Mexico and shopping space, service, reference leisure and entertainment in the city of Merida, capital commercial, cultural and service in southeastern Mexico.

Governments Palace

Governments Palace

The current Government Palace had its antecedent in the Royal Houses, seat of colonial government. It served both administrative office business and government as room for governors and representatives of the Crown.

Paseo de Montejo

Paseo de Montejo

The Paseo de Montejo was created from drawings of the Champs Elysees in Paris. Some of the neoclassic houses flanking this road, which is both street and pedestrian corridor, still family-owned, but most of the buildings are now museums.

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