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Plaza Grande

Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 37 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Waterproof, Louisiana
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There seems to be a fiesta on Thursday through Sunday. It is easy to find a cool, freshly made fruit drink vendor so you can sip your juice and take in the sites. The architecture is lovely. People seem to strike up conversations a lot; they are all very friendly, although I thought one gentleman might be in league with... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I mean... it's a mall. A pricey one at that. It will have all the things tourists might not find in the regular shopping outlets of Merida and definitely higher quality. Some good eats. They have an Apple store which was helpful. Otherwise, there wasn't anything special about this mall.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

something is always going on here- the heart of a fascinating city. Love the "courting seats". Just sit down and watch Merida life

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Sioux Falls
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As others have noted there is much to see and do...but people watching is nearly free... Stop at the Oxxo on the corner, pick your favorite cool beverage and settle onto a shady bench in the park and watch the people go by. Then stop into the Cathedral and pay your respects, and be sure to check out the free... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the most beautiful district we visited in Mexico. The area surrounding the Plaza Grande is very well preserved from the colonial period. Full of life in the evenings with musical presentations, theatres, great restaurants, and street vendors. Most of the surrounding historic builadings are open to the public, and the local tourist bureau have a free tour of... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Is where all the action is. A lot of tourist walking around trying to visit touristic places around the plaza, like the cathedral, casa de montejo, palacio de gobierno etc. also people from Merida and little "pueblos" (towns) around, are walking trying to get to their work places, just strolling or taking a break before they go back home. People... More

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There are a number of super friendly men who walk around in the plaza who will tell you they are practicing their English and then they will steer you to various destinations. One of them approached us twice in a day and didn't remember he'd already talked to us. They will actually give you very good suggestions and their English... More

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St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A nice open area to sit and people watch. Grab a coffee and just sit on a bench. We also saw some traditional dancers one night performing here and they were very good. Definitely worth seeing in the day and nightime.

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Milwaukee, WI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great place to stroll on a Sunday and check out the entertainment and eat from the street vendors! Don't let the souvenir sellers lure you in--better prices and items can be found elsewhere.

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