Parque Hidalgo
Parque Hidalgo
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Beautiful little park in the heart of Merida, full of cafes, restaurants, shops and monuments.
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Jo-Ann G
Varney, Canada615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Hidalgo park is a beautiful smaller park located within close walking distance to the historical centre of Merida. We found ourselves sitting on the benches here a number of times while exploring Merida. It is a great little spot because it is quite shaded with beautiful trees, especially behind the statue away from the main street. We liked it better than the Plaza Grande Park because it was always so busy with lots of tourists and traffic. Here it feels like a little oasis. You can admire one of the old churches (Rectory of Jesus) across the street, there is a Starbucks if you are needing a "corporate taste of home with air conditioning" and a hotel with lovely architecture to gaze upon. At night there are a few street vendors around. This park also has the "conversation chairs" which are nice for a picture. We found the park to be pretty clean, too.
Written January 2, 2023
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sf56lovetotravel
San Francisco, CA71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Parque Hidalgo is very small and clean. It has plenty of park benches. The monument stairs are a good place for a group photo. The park is across from a beautiful church and the Las Trompos restaurant, which I recommend.
Written August 25, 2018
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John J
Merida, Mexico419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
This square is lovely due to the large almond trees and palms, the abundance of seating, sidewalk restaurants and people moving around. We love to go set and enjoy something cool, listen to the live entertainment from one of the cafes, watch the hawkers selling fans and shawls and the general hubub of life. Yes, it is noisy but this is an urban square which is used. It is surrounded by old mansions which have been turned into hotels and a beautiful old church where many weddings are held, go in and see the flowers, spectacular!
Written January 5, 2014
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Marc B
Shell Beach, CA489 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Small park. Bunch of vendors, some at tables with baubles others drifting selling primarily items destined for the landfill.
Affords a breathing space while sitting at La Parilla (resto/bar) directly across the street where you can have a very cold beer and some ok food while inhaling bus exhaust. La Parilla is a fave, so the park is a nice view.
Written November 10, 2019
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blondewithabrain
Chicago, IL968 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
This small park is very close to Plaza Grand. Several older hotels are right there and some small,sidewalk-style cafes as well. There is more seating than typical at parks of this size and the almond trees provide a substantial amount of shade. It was a nice place to sit, have a cool drink and people watch after our time in the market and heading back to our guest house.
Written May 12, 2014
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Travelbound44
Rotonda West, FL617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
All the parks in Centro Merida are worth visiting. Get lost in the culture, talk to the locals and you will have a friend who can lead you where you want to go.
Written December 30, 2021
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a very nice parque, like most of the parks in Mexico. Centrally located close to plaza grande, this park is also an important spot in Merida
Written March 15, 2020
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Georgina R
Toronto, Canada105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A much more interesting place to sit have a coffee and watch people than the Plaza Grande. There is a Starbucks here if you need one.
Written January 26, 2020
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Phyllis C
Cotacachi, Ecuador16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
The park has 3 hotels however, only two have outside eating places, Hotel Caribe and La Mansion. You don't have to be a guest at the hotels to enjoy either of their meals. Nice place to meet up with friends
Written November 17, 2017
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TravelingMartinezes
Bay City, MI116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
A tall monument, central to the park, is dedicated to General Manuel Cepeda Peraza. It is surrounded by benches, Meridian love seats and elaborate French colonial mansions. It, like most of Merida’s parks, offers free Wi-Fi to those in it.


One night as we sat admiring yet another beautiful park, we noticed a young Maya boy, maybe three years old, playing on the stairs and the platform of the monument. As he ran around the upper level he laughed and giggled. To read more about the commotion that ensued see TravelingMartinezes Parque Hidalgo.
Written June 15, 2015
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