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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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Great place to pass some time for free !!

We went here almost every night on our trip to Merida and there was never a dull moment. One night they had a sound and light show with actors portaying historical figures in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Brownsville, Texas
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Brownsville, Texas
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went here almost every night on our trip to Merida and there was never a dull moment. One night they had a sound and light show with actors portaying historical figures in front of the Old Montejo building. They retold the story of Merida from the Spanish and the Mayan point of view. Then to top the evening off,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great place just to sit back and relax. Unfortunately there are too many cars and buses going around it. The buildings and museum on the square are worth seeing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A main square with restaurants and sights around the outside. Not that amazing really just a town square where you might want to take a horse and car tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. The hotel is situated near downtown so we can reach there by 6-7 minutes by walk. Free wifi and normal breakfast. The rooms are normal and staffs are kind.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A cool spot to hang and people watch. The park caters to all: young lovers, families, cruise crowd looking for wifi, and polite operators directing tourists to restaurants or shops. Late at night the plaza fills with guitarists and interesting characters. I felt safe day or night. Buy a sandwich, sit back, and enjoy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

go on Sunday, it's full of locals out at the market. great to people watch. always something on in Merida

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is the Plaza de la independencia, or Plaza Mayor, or Plaza Grande in Merida. Its a great little spot with cute benches for couple to take in a romantic scene and just relax. There is great free wifi throughout the park, we found it to be faster and more stable than our hotel's wifi. In addition, there are power... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The most romantic spot in all of Merida. Lovers gather day and night to the sounds of music everywhere. Great local restaurants and shopping. Governor's Palace is right across the street as is the Cathedral.

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Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This spectacular, tree-lined plaza is said (by city officials) to be the second largest in Mexico after the Zocalo in Mexico City, and that might even be true. It is huge, and it's surrounded by a wide array of coffee shops, restaurants, Colonial hotels and retail stores. The plaza is a good place to stroll or sit on its benches... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Pacheco paintings of Mayan self-determination in the Governor's palace are an excellent reminder of past struggles. Friday nights there is Mayan ball game that spectacularly includes a variant of volleyball, where the ball is on fire! The cathedral is austere and majestic being the oldest on mainland America. There is a museum on the south side and a great... More 

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Address: Merida, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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