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  Our tour bus at the Park of the Americas
by Redlats

There are now two competing companies that offer city tours. Both offer customers a two-hour 'guided' tour about Mérida's highlights -- a turn around the plaza at the center of town; a drive down the Paseo de Montejo -- an elegant boulevard of old mansions or haciendas of differing architectural styles (Spanish, French, etc.); Catholic churches in every corner of the city; even a drive through the poorer South end of the city with its tiny homes; plus other city buildings.

See my city tour travelogue to see some of the buildings we saw on our tour.

Our tour-guide's explanations alternated between Spanish and English, but we did have problems understanding his English.

Just as an aside, another way to tour the city would be to take the horse and carriage. You do not see as much of the city, but the clip-clop of horseshoes is more romantic than the squeal of diesel buses.

Directions: Our tour left from the Santa Lucia Park (corner of 55th & 60th). Cost in 2005 was 75 pesos per person.

The newer double-decker Turibus left from Plaza Grande. It's cost was 120 pesos.

The horse & carriages wait for customers by the Cathedral downtown.

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2005
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