Paseo de Montejo

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Paseo de Montejo
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This wide avenue, modeled after Paris' Champs Elysees, is lined with the mansions of Merida's old aristocracy.
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London, UK100 contributions
This French-style boulevard is over a mile long and is flanked by late 19th century, early 20th century mansions that reflect the economic power that was generated by the "Yucatan green gold", that is, the henequen trade whose origins was in the lovely haciendas that surround the Yucatan state.

The boulevard is filled with quaint places to enjoy some coffee or a typical shake you will find nowhere else in the world and which is called a "champola".....you should not miss the Helados Colon.

It's quite fortunate that there are many trees planted along the way and you can access complimentary wifi.

You can also find a museum (Museo de Antropologia) which will give you interesting insights into the Mayan culture. I would allow at least 1 hour to visit the museum, probably a couple of hours would be more suitable if you really wish to get into it.

They have a little street market at the beginning of the Paseo Montejo every Friday and Saturday evening where you can secure some souvenirs and crafts at reasonable prices. Some haggling is fine, just don't over do it.
Written December 20, 2020
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Bomi L
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Couples
My husband and I stayed at a hotel nearby so we walked in with very little expectation. We chose to do the guided tour and it was totally worth it! With a few dollars spent, we left the house feeling as though we came back from a short time travel through 20th century in Merida!

Our guide was a lovely young lady whose name was Elena (I think?). She told us so much about the different families who built the house and/or have lived in the house and/or who own it until now.

We were lucky it was just two of us, so we could ask many questions.
She kindly answered all of our (embarrassingly unintelligent) questions about history of Mexico and people of Yucatan. We felt much more educated after the tour :)

I would recommend this place to anyone who's interested in learning the culture and history of Merida/Yucatan/Mexico!
Written March 5, 2020
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Will.n.Barbie
Florida26 contributions
Family
We have seen this home/museum on YouTube and while taking a city tour bus in Merida however taking the actual tour inside is where you can really appreciate the beautiful decor and history. This was a self guided tour which lasted about 30 minutes. We recommend if your are visiting Merida.
Written March 19, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
You don't have to be an architectural expert to notice this street differs from all others in Merida. It's the main and only blvd in Yucatan capital, the widest and only two way street in the center.
It's named after Francisco de Montejo, Spanish conquistador who established the city when conquered the Mayans in 16 c, but the boulevard was built only in the 19c according to such European ones.
It's a pleasant walk from the Patria Monument at the northern roundabout all the way down to the center. Many nice villas along the way now turned into museums and galleries.
Written February 3, 2021
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Pia M
Isla Mujeres, Mexico12 contributions
Family
Beautiful walk to do alone or with friends and family, to be able to enjoy old Merida’s buildings. If you are able to go on Sunday you will also please yourself with the bikes, skates and shows around. Perfect for children.
Written February 16, 2020
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Estragon2001
North Bay, Canada176 contributions
Solo
Beautiful colonial mansions are a treat to see. Some are repurposed as museums, high end boutiques, banks and hotels. Many gave been fully restored while others await restorative surgery. Take your time strolling the length of Paseo/ stop to explore a museum or sit for a bit in one of the numerous cafes while you sip or nosh.
Written February 17, 2020
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Kataeng
287 contributions
Couples
This is one of the few streets in Merida where you can walk/run with views on trees and beautiful old houses. Long and quiet enough for a nice walk. Please do not take a horse carriage to go for a ride in Merida. The horses are very tired and work extremely long hours standing in the sun all day long. Walk or bike. Sundays they close off the Paseo Montejo all the way into city centre for biking! You can see some very beautiful old colonial buildings but also some on the way of withering away.
Written January 21, 2020
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Georgina R
Toronto, Canada103 contributions
Walking up one side and down the other is an interesting walk. Keep your eyes open for i things on both side of the street. Palacio Colón is not worth visiting but Casa Museo Montes Melina most certainly is.
Written January 26, 2020
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Dantedpl
New Braunfels, TX40 contributions
Family
Beautiful area and a must see when you go to Merida, tons of history. Use the guided tours to understand better the architecture and the houses history. Make sure you take in consideration the high temperatures (especially during summer)
Written August 5, 2022
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,527 contributions
This is the main avenue with all of the homes of the former plantation owners when sisal was the main cash crop of Merida. Paseo de Montejo was named after the founder of Merida, Francisco de Montejo. Our friend, Roberta, calls it the Champs Elysses of Merida. It’s a wide tree lined street and the majority of the very wealthy plantation owners built fantastic homes on this street. Most were built at the end of the 19th century.
You can take a walk or do what we did let someone else do the driving while you do the photography. You won’t regret it. It’s a walk back through time.
Written March 12, 2020
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