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Plaza Grande

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Address: Merida, Mexico
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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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A town square with block after block of stores/ stalls that offer local artisan wares and standard commercial merchandise. The vendor/shop owner's are not pushy, there are no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A town square with block after block of stores/ stalls that offer local artisan wares and standard commercial merchandise. The vendor/shop owner's are not pushy, there are no "hawker's and you can take your time to shop. A good place to visit if you want to kill some time and join the locals as they shop. There is, in addition,... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I find that the central square of most cities provides insight into the culture of a city. The Plaza Grande suggests that the people of Merida truly enjoy their community and use the plaza to celebrate their music, their culture an their community. Our first visit to the plaza was on a Sunday, and we were able to visit the... More 

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Milford, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The area is a cultural and business hub for the city. Sundays in Merida is a real treat as the plaza becomes an area for cultural performances and a market with goods and foods. While naturally attracting tourists, the area is frequented by locals as well. The program starts at about 1pm, but like the bullfights you want your seat... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to walk around and see people just hanging around there. If you go Sunday they have crafts and people selling food. Is a nice way to to have fun on a Sunday

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved watching the world go by in a shady spot. Really enjoyable at nighttime watching the traditional mayan dancers.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just been in amazing Oaxaca for two weeks, but being unable to enjoy their Zocalo due to the teacher encampment/protest, I was pleased to visit Merida's Plaza Grande. During the day the area was a nice place to stop for a bit of a rest from walking and touring and on Sunday the Plaza is vibrant and full of... More 

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Brasstown, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I am in Mexico, there are 2 places I have to go: the plaza and the grocery store! The plaza is always a great place to people watch, grab an ice cream, or window shop. A trip to Mexico without relaxing in a plaza is incomplete.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the center of activity in Merida. Definitely worth visiting especially towards the evening on the weekends. Plenty of places to eat and shops to browse in.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a nice day or evening. Vendors, music, culture, food. So much to see and do here. We have walked here many times. Sunday is the best.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice experience when we arrived to Merida. It was Saturday and there were so many people in that square. We had many chat with Mexican people, but do not follow them to the shops :). They try to convince you to follow them and buy some "nice" gifts.

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