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Plaza Grande

Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Merida
Type: Architectural Buildings
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
Description: Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most historically significant and aesthetically pleasing buildings in Merida.
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Slough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Lots going on all weekend. Something for everyone.' Frozen' acted out and sang for littlies, Rap boys for teenagers, Dancing to a band for oldies, and fantastic traditional dancing ( trays on heads) for everyone.

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Belize City, Belize
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Too many people trying to sell you stuff! Apart from that it's an excellent place to take pictures, sit and chill.

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Carlsbad, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Make sure to visit Plaza Grande on different days of the week, and different times during the day and night. It is charming and offers something new to look at each time. The best day by far is Sunday when all the stalls are set up. You can spend hours looking at crafts and listening to the bustle of the... More

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Merida, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Plaza Grande "is" Merida. The cathedral, the Macay Museum, Montejo's home, the Governor's Palace, the people, the vendors, the "lovers" seats, horse drawn carriages and always entertainment. Have dinner and watch the people at one of the many restaurants or a marquesita with cheese send Nutella......or both. You really haven't been to Merida without coming here for a few... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It is considered to be Downtown of Merida. From it, you can walk go the main sites such as the Cathedral, The Governor's Palace, the Market and Casa de Montejo. Small square rounded by restaurants and stores. On sundays, there is a huge market packed with places to eat.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

From the oldest cathedral in North America to the Casa de los Montejos to the murals in the Governors Palace, all FREE, three of the best sights in Merida circle the Plaza Grande. Add the festival every Sunday afternoon, featuring traditional music and dance, festival foods (don't knock the deep-fried flower hot dogs until you've tried 'em), and the most... More

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Houston, Texas
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59 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

They say that all roads lead to Rome. Well, that's not entirely true for Merida's Plaza Grande (the Zocalo to some) but you can definintely say that this verdant square is the heart and soul of the city. It would be hard to miss the plaza on any visit to Merida, but make sure you have enough time to stroll... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

If you're in Merida then you'll end up here anyway. Take advantage of all the free things to see. They're usually marked with armed security. Governors palace, cathedral.. Just walk the square. Everything is there. If you walk one block down on an even street from the governors palace you can walk inside the Yucatan college. That has a gorgeous... More

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Seabrook, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We loved walking around the Plaza and enjoying all the sights. The grand old buildings and people watching. Seeing the locals and just sitting to take in all the views....went several times and it was always fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Interesting by day, but come back at night, on one of the nights when they are offering dance or music shows. This was a real treat!

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