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Address: , Merida, Mexico
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Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
Description: Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most...
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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The soul of Merida

Go at 7pm, buy an ice cream prepare your camera and enjoy of the old fashion city life of the town; full of families and local life. On sundays you can find a nice handcraft feria... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Go at 7pm, buy an ice cream prepare your camera and enjoy of the old fashion city life of the town; full of families and local life. On sundays you can find a nice handcraft feria and different cultural activities. Charming place.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to hang out in the evening. Lots of market stalls. Music. A very nice mix of tourists and locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I stayed in a quaint hotel two blocks from Plaza Grande. It did not disappoint. I was here 5 days including bus ride to and from Cancun. At the grand square each night there was an activity. The Latino community is so lively. One night two bands played in the street and hundreds of couples danced while we all watched.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Yes walking around the plaza is grand, just not in the noon day sun. There are many vendors around the plaza area and more within walking distance. There are also other points of interest in and around this plaza. In the evening time the plaza fills with people out strolling in the night air. Sometimes there are too many vendors... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great place to cool off during a warm day. The trees gives shade, and you can get drinks or shaved ice in one of the many stalls surrounding the plaza.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great place to relax and watch the locals! Set in the center of town and surrounded by banks, restaurants and shopping.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a very lively place to visit, especially on the weekend. It is very lively in the evenings with tourists, street vendors, and various dancers and entertainers (all local). Fun, safe place for families.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There are many locals who start nice enough by asking you where you're from, etc. Be aware that there are many scams around Gran Plaza. The locals will suggest you go to Mundo Maya, a co-op with over inflated prices! They will often have good knowledge of the Mayan culture and with that they suggest you buy expensive stones, etc.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great people watching spot and interesting shops surrounding the plaza, cool resting place amidst huge old trees.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The trees, the squares, the corridors, the sits, the wifi connection, the mobile phone chargers, the beautiful catedral and a magic red sky at sunset made this place awesome at our visit!

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