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Address: Merida, Mexico
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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Nicely shaded, great place to hang out.

Lots going on in this plaza, there are cute nearby stores, free museums, and the beautiful church. There was even a cool temporary art expo. The park has lots of seating and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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152 reviews 152 reviews
64 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lots going on in this plaza, there are cute nearby stores, free museums, and the beautiful church. There was even a cool temporary art expo. The park has lots of seating and is weel shaded. If you go at night on the weekend you will be sure to find a play, show, dance, live music, Artisans. Something to see all... More 

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is a really nice little plaza with many seating areas and several sets of the cool opposite-facing white chairs that can be found in Merida (you'll understand when you see them) From here you can go to the palacio deal gobierno and see the great and factual murals. You can get to the many large and pretty churches and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My favorite place in Merida - often lively because of the events at the square or the dancing crowds that gather weekly in front of the city hall. Still, you can find a quiet place to relax, admire the cathedral and watch the passers-by rush to fulfill their daily duties.

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Beautiful 'town square' of the type you don't find much any more in the US. Families out at night in the park area, sidewalk cafes and ice cream shops, historic buildings in French and Spanish Colonial periods, horse-drawn carriages etc.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is my favorite place in Merida, not for the way it looks, but what it does to me and my husband when we are there. This place takes us back to a life we can never experience anywhere else, where families stroll together and people sit in benches to just chat with others, listen to live performances while people... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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109 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a large plaza in Merida with a lot of shops, restaurants and historical sites to see as well as the Merida Cathedral. Two of the historical sites on the plaza are the Casa Montejo and the Palacio del Gobierno which displays the paintings of Fernando Castro Pacheco. Both are worth a visit. There is a market located near... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful old cathedral dating back to the 15th century. The plaza is alive with restaurants, hotels, street art, vendors and couples holding hands. I venture to say, it is the main artury in Merida, a must visit!

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Rosarito, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit, especially on Sunday's to explore and buy regional handicrafts, clothes, etc. Some of the vendors need to take a class on how to conduct themselves with customers if they wish to be successful. Several vendors had wonderful dresses on display, and whenever my wife asked to see one, they would curtly say "if... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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198 reviews 198 reviews
77 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

but i guess every traveller sees it when he goes to merida so why do I write this review??? :-) Anyway: advice: visit it in the late afternoon, early evening fot the nice atmosphere, and sit back on a bench and watch...

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Benicia, California
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47 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This is the place to visit on Sunday. There are all sorts of vendors around the edges of the square, and entertainment, too. We found the vendors to be friendly and humorous. I am guessing that prices are negotiable, but we didn't even try at most places because the they were reasonable to begin with. Everyone was having a fun... More 

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