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Plaza Grande

Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 39 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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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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584 reviews 584 reviews
432 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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