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Merida English Library House & Garden Tours

Calle 68 # 524 | Colonia El Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Brent Marsh and his assistant gave us a wonderful tour! He explained the lovely history of Merida... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2014
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Went by this AM just to snoop around and found a wonderful library in a converted home. The... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2014
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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.
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Calle 68 # 524 | Colonia El Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Brent Marsh and his assistant gave us a wonderful tour! He explained the lovely history of Merida, and home construction. Then, they led us to four homes, and guided us carefully through the streets. This is such a wonderful way to see this city, and...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Went by this AM just to snoop around and found a wonderful library in a converted home. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful, taking the time to speak to us about the library and living in Merida. Not just for those who live here...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The MEL home and garden tour is an excellent opportunity to find out first hand the mysteries hidden behind the facades of those beautifully painted homes. A great resource of people to help answer those curious questions about all the fuss prompting Americans, Canadians, etc...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband & I were very keen to take the house & garden tour to see what lay behind the mysterious walls of the houses in Merida. We got to the English Library a bit early for the start time. People kept pouring into the...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We did the house and garden tours several times and truly enjoyed seeing the wonderful homes behind the doors. It is a must to see when in Merida.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Yesterday I attended my first house tour from the Merida English Library (MEL). It began with an informative short lecture about the history of art and architecture in Merida with free scones and coffee in their lovely terrace. We then divided in 2 groups and...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I will probably attend at least one more House Tour before leaving Merida in six weeks. It is fascinating to enter a place that looks completely insignificant from the street, and see the wonderful things that people have done with the property. Of course, I...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Having never been to Merida before, I found this tour very inviting and informative. I had a sense of peace and inspiration just sitting in the courtyard waiting for the tour to start while enjoying hot coffee and homemade scones. Brent, our friendly tour guide...More

1  Thank c_halliwushka
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Something not o be missed. Whether you are just here for a week or three months, it something you should do at least once. If you are fortunate to be here awhile the tour is different every week. I wanted to do this when I...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I expected that this would be a tour of renovated houses with stories of how they did it, but actually all the houses on the tour are for sale, so it's more like something a RE agent would do (for free). This is not the...More

1  Thank Lynne Z
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