Plaza Grande

Plaza Grande, Merida: Address, Phone Number, Plaza Grande Reviews: 4.5/5

Plaza Grande
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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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RGH
Los Angeles, CA101 contributions
Family
Typical zocalo, cathedral in one side, government buildings around. Many vendors in park, Merida letters for photo opp. Cultural events thru week, folk dancing, projections on cathedral, etc. Great place to hang out and people watch.
Written July 24, 2022
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Analisa C
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This is a great spot to grab a bench and an ice cream and enjoy watching the rhythms of Merida. Lots of people in and out, street vendors and plenty of seating.
Written July 4, 2022
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DPNA
Acapulco, Mexico335 contributions
A very large plaza that overlooks the cathedral. At night it has many things going on. One night it has a video on the front of the cathedral and another night a Pok ta Pok game. Of course they have many venders wanting to sell you something. There are many good restaurants in the area-- especially--Matilda.
Written June 12, 2022
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Anna marta
Kosice, Slovakia7 contributions
Solo
Plaza Grande is an amazing place in the heart of Mérida, which is always full of people - locals and tourists also - and where always something is happening. Around the square, there are some interesting building, and the best part of it is that the entrance is for free! Museo Casa Montejo is located in the building from 16th century and now it is a museum with permanent exposition of historical furniture in 4 big rooms. The museum has also 3 rooms for another expositions - during my visit it was a photos from different parts of Yucatan from the year 1946. Second building which is worth visiting is Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán. This wonderful green historical building contains a lot of huge paintings, which are telling the story of Mayan history, which was full of hardship, blood-sheding and political turbulence. There is also a beautiful hall with big windows and shiny black-and-white floor, which is an ideal place for instagram photos. The dominant of the square is the Catedral de Mérida - San Ildefonso, which is also for free and worth of seeing. There is also Pasaje Revolución, which is a place for art expositions as well. Through this pasaje you can enter the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - a museum of modern art. Palacio Municipal de Mérida is another one from the publicly open building located on the square. If you want to enjoy all of this places, around 2 or 3 hours should be enough for that. The most popular part of the Plaza Grande is the big writing MERIDA, where always is someone making photos. If you want to capture it without people, you should go early in the morning.
Written April 26, 2022
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wonderingToronto
toronto198 contributions
Family
Lovely large plaza in Merida surrounded with historic buildings. In the plaza there are pathways and trees and vendors. Lovely for strolling around worth an afternoon visit .
Written March 16, 2022
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madamemoine
New York City, NY27 contributions
On Sundays, there are tons of street food options (75cents for a delicious taco!) and also some other accredited vendors. The downside is you are constantly harassed by illegal street vendors all selling the same thing
Written March 1, 2022
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Kevin P
Waihi Beach, New Zealand411 contributions
Couples
This has got to be one of the nicest Mexican cities we've visited. The central plaza, with the cathedral and other municipal building, just breathes 500y of history.

But wait, there's more. The Mayan Museum takes you back thousands of years!

And the modern shopping malls are just amazing. Love this place
Written February 22, 2022
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Travelbound44
Rotonda West, FL634 contributions
Depending on daily activities you can go to an arts and crafts show, eat at several local street food stands, enjoy the scenery or just sit in the shade and watch the world go by. The locals are talkative and very friendly. Loved the area.
Written December 30, 2021
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Will.n.Barbie
Florida26 contributions
Family
Great place to visit. We came back in March 21 and again in June 21. We love it here. It’s very safe. We blended in with the locals. Nice atmosphere. Planning a return
Written October 21, 2021
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Arolin W
New York City, NY48 contributions
Downtown Merida is a beautiful place; the cathedral is gorgeous but it’s also a place full of scammers BEWARE. You’ll try and be friendly with the locals because they approach you with enthusiasm and joy but they’re incredibly good scammers, they’ll take you to stores and be very persistent that you purchase, or they’ll approach you between several people forcing you to purchase merchandise, it feels intimidating. Avoid crossing eyes with the locals and be very firm and direct when saying NO, don’t give way to a conversation with them, seriously. I’ve been to several places across the globe and this is top-notch scamming tactics.
Written June 18, 2021
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