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Plaza Grande

Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
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Owner 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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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I love the main square it is full of colors and people on sunday, you can buy some handcraft or enjoy the dancers,,,

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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The grand plaza is not much to excite. The central park is so big you cannot see anything from it's centre. The small restaurants around the plaza are very expensive and the food in most is not great.

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Altadena, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were lucky to be here during Merida's festival season when the surrounding roads are shut down for live music and food vendors.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Good place to get an impression of local color. Lots of vendors, competing music. People very friendly and many who wish to test their English competence.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I really enjoyed walking around the Plaza Grande in Merida. We were here on a Sunday where they had live music and locals selling their handicrafts. It is a great place to sit, have some ice cream, and people watch. At night, they had delicious food from local vendors. We had the cheapest most delicious tacos one night. I loved... More

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California
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1,238 reviews 1,238 reviews
799 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is really the heart of Merida, where it seems as everyone in Merida shows up. It is also the site of many musical events. And it is the best place in Merida for people-watching.

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La Quinta, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a great place to partake in all that Merida has to offer, music, food, people watching and just the life that goes on here night and day, we spent a lot of wonderful time here. The Sunday Market is well worth it, go early before it is to hot, lots of great things to buy

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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. Music, shopping and best of all my new love, marquesitas!!

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Milan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Sitting on one of the benches of this huge plaza is so delightful. First you can have some rest and shelter from the burning sun and the heat, second you could sit there for hours observing local people while they come and go, they sit, they talk, they have fun.. They live!!

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Waterproof, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Enjoyed seeing in realtime, the lifestyle of the residents here. Shopping and many food choices available!

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