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Address: Merida, Mexico
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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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Historical part of town with many beautiful buildings.

Be sure to visit the Governor's Palace, the church and the fountains. All are lit up and even more spectacular at night! During the day the plaza is full of people relaxing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jim B
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North Las Vegas, Nevada

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london - uk
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will most likely find yourself here when wandering around Merida. We bumped into some very friendly locals giving us advice. Nice place to rest your legs for a few minutes

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to visit the Governor's Palace, the church and the fountains. All are lit up and even more spectacular at night! During the day the plaza is full of people relaxing, walking, and even dancing!

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Thank Jim B
West Palm Beach, Florida
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156 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Locals call it Zocolo. Everything happens here. The cathedral is on one side, the State government building is on the other, theatres are around the corner. There's music on the plaza in the evenings, and on Sundays Mayans from all over the Yucatan come to perform their dances in their beautiful dresses and suits. That's the place to be!

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Thank dagpel
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plaza Grand is always fun for me but look out for the birds they love to drop poop on your head! Merida loves it's plaza grade and come here en mass to socialize and eat drink and be merry Love the crowds watch the clowns and soak up the magic!

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Merida, sooner or later, you will end up visiting the Plaza Grande. It is the hub for much of the activity. They feature many mini-activities through out the week, but consistently on Sundays. There are restaurants with outdoor tables that are reasonably priced so you can enjoy dinner or a beer and see the dancing or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The central point of Merida and a metting point for tourists and locals alike. The is a "craft" market on Sundays. A shame that the bars around the square ae not nicer.

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Columbia, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a spectacular plaza- large and busy and an excellent place to soak up the energy and local culture of Merida. Most of the visitors are NOT American or European. But all are enjoying the scene. Lots of families and children enjoying the pigeons. The plaza is clean with spectacular surroundings worthy of a visit.The cathedral is very impressive.

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Missouri
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just enjoyed setting here and watch the surroundings. Watched a rather elderly man doing some shoe shines on a rather crude fixture. Then another younger gentleman doing a shoe shine under nicer conditions with an umbrella over his head to keep out the sunshine from the customer and himself. Watched as children played and pigeons ate the crumbs.

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Thank SweetMel84
Cozumel, Mexico
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so cool! It has nice placed to eat all around and there are tons of people hanging out and passing the day. A MUST SEE!

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Thank Aaron K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Merida is a nice city with European architecture and this square is surrounded on all sides with lovely buildings. Like all squares it has free public wifi and the hop on off buses start here. In the square on Monday nights us the spectacular folk dancing group where dancers dance wth beer bottles or loaded trays on their heads and... More 

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