"The Cultural Capital of the Yucatan" Top 5 Page for this destination Mérida by dek516
Mérida Travel Guide: 351 reviews and 710 photos
I can't say that I loved Merida, but I certainly liked it. The city has a lot of appeal, particularly the area around the main square (Plaza Grande). The square is tree-lined with benches and vendors galore. It's surrounded by old historical buildings, including a cathedral and the town hall. On Sundays, the streets around the square are closed off so that people can meander or bicycle around freely. Singers and dancers also take over the streets to perform.
The downsides to Merida are the stifling heat (plus 90 degrees Farenheit) in the spring and summer, and the busy, dirty, crowded streets away from the square. Still, anyone interested in Mexican culture should take a day or two to check Merida out.
- Pros:Historical buildings, beautiful square
- Cons:Crowded dirty streets, the heat
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