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#1 of 37 in Merida
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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#2 of 37 in Merida
Category: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins
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#4 of 37 in Merida
Category: Theaters
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#5 of 37 in Merida
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

If you are looking for where the locals go for nightlife and trendy restaurants, get a taxi (it's a long walk from the centro) and start from the 20's and work your way down (away... more »

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#6 of 37 in Merida
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most historically significant and aesthetically pleasing... more » Owner description: Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most historically significant and aesthetically pleasing buildings in Merida. « less
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#7 of 37 in Merida
Category: Tours
Owner description: The El Centro House & Garden Tour, operated by the non-profit Merida English Library, offers an opportunity to explore the... more » Owner description: The El Centro House & Garden Tour, operated by the non-profit Merida English Library, offers an opportunity to explore the Soul of El Centro! See behind the closed doors! Merida's Historic Center is the 3rd. largest in the Western world, and has recently seen a renaissance in renovation. Tour both grand & modest houses, as well as those "in progress". Expert tour guides provide a 30-minute orientation regarding Merida architectural history before touring four (4) properties. Walking Tour leaves from The Merida English Library, EVERY TUESDAY, October thru April, and lasts until noon. Arrive between 9 - 9:30A.M. to enjoy complimentary coffee & pastries in the shaded Library patio. Cost is 200 pesos, and all proceeds benefit Merida English Library programs. Reservations unnecessary, but appreciated. « less
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#8 of 37 in Merida
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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#9 of 37 in Merida
Category: Historic Sites
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#10 of 37 in Merida
Category: Ancient Ruins
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#11 of 37 in Merida
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European... more » Owner description: An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery. « less
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#12 of 37 in Merida
Category: Museums
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#13 of 37 in Merida
Category: Art Museums
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#14 of 37 in Merida
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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#15 of 37 in Merida
Category: Art Museums
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#16 of 37 in Merida
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with intricate artistry in the... more » Owner description: Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with intricate artistry in the Spanish Plateresque style. « less
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#17 of 37 in Merida
Category: Museums
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#18 of 37 in Merida
Category: Geologic Formations
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#19 of 37 in Merida
Category: History Museums
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#21 of 37 in Merida
Category: Libraries
Owner description: Merida English Library is based on the model of the classic, local public library, which is the centerpiece of every... more » Owner description: Merida English Library is based on the model of the classic, local public library, which is the centerpiece of every community in the United States and Canada. Its mission is to provide English language materials in all formats to meet the information, educational and recreational needs of English-speaking people of all ages in the diverse communities which make up Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Its also a great place for a visitor to meet other English-speaking people and see what is going on in the expat community in Merida. Everyone is welcome! « less
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#22 of 37 in Merida
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back to the 17th century. The hacienda has been the... more » Owner description: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back to the 17th century. The hacienda has been the location of several film and television productions, and is featured in most travel guides. Its archives are frequently cited in historical texts and research. The Hacienda may be the best preserved but unrestored hacienda in the Yucatan. The Hacienda is open daily for tours, a private guest house, museum of Mayan artifacts, gift shop, snack bar and events. « less
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#23 of 37 in Merida
Category: History Museums
This museum traces the city through history, from its colonial Spanish plazas to the modern bustling streets of today.
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#24 of 37 in Merida
Category: Parks; Zoos
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#25 of 37 in Merida
Category: Beaches
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#26 of 37 in Merida
Category: Historic Sites

BISTRO AT CASA CATHERWOOD Cuisine: Italian Address: Calle 59 #72 x 72 Telephone: (999) 240-8858 Casa Catherwood, a restored mansion in downtown Merida that houses an exhibition of... more »

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#27 of 37 in Merida
Category: Parks
Beautiful little park in the heart of Merida, full of cafes, restaurants, shops and monuments.
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#28 of 37 in Merida
Category: Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology... more » Owner description: Once the home of General Francisco Canton Rosada, this building now houses artifacts and memorabilia as the Anthropology Museum. « less
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#29 of 37 in Merida
Category: Museums
Owner description: Merida's City Museum is located in the renovated Correo (Post Office) building, just next to the city mercado. On the first... more » Owner description: Merida's City Museum is located in the renovated Correo (Post Office) building, just next to the city mercado. On the first floor are exhibits about the many-faceted history of the city of Merida, from its birth as the Mayan city of T'ho, to the Spanish conquest by Francisco Montejo, the henequen boom of the early 20th Century and current renaissance as the center of culture and commerce of the Yucatan Peninsula. « less
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