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“So pretty”
Review of Plaza Grande

Plaza Grande
Ranked #6 of 116 things to do in Merida
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Owner description: Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most historically significant and aesthetically pleasing buildings in Merida.
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is such a lovely square the park is the center has loads of benchs under trees to take a break, on a Sunday there is a large maret with outdoor restaurats, lots of fun. The shops around the square are a little touristy but agood bargain can be found!

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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Rarely boring. Churros on Sunday, delicious. People watching, shoe shining and maybe something to buy.

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

The plaza is the heart of Merida and a must for all tourist to visit on Sunday or on a Merida or Mexican holiday. The streets surrounding the plaza get blocked off and entertainment is in the air. The tropical, colonial, traditional and modern mesh into a beautiful blanket of tranquility in this colonial city at the plaza during the week. Fiestas and Sundays at the plaza include live music concerts and the traditional Yucatan dancers in their beautiful costumes. There is free WiFi offered for those interested. On Sunday Market Day one can go sit to watch the locals sell their crafts from honey, art, dresses, silver jewelry to children's toys. The plaza is aesthetic and reminiscent of a time in history when Merida was in its heyday when henequen was the "green gold" of the region. The plaza is surrounded by large old trees and the grandeur of colonial buildings. While in the Plaza vicinity catch a round trip horse and carriage ride to see the beautiful homes on Paseo de Montejo. Prices are negotiable and if you walk a block pass the Plaza on Calle 60 prices decline. The area is secure, many expats live in the "Centro" and walking on the brick paved streets is like walking in times gone by.

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Reviewed May 10, 2012

while in Merida I was here many times. It's just so pretty and there is always something going on, stalls selling stuff, live entertainment, music, dancing and more depending when you are there. 'Then of course it has free wifi, seating all over the square and lots of tourists, locals, horse and carriages, and tourist police incase you need to ask something. The cafes round the plaza are the place to sit and people watch, you will be approached with sellers of tourist wares but they aren't too intrusive, and a lot of the locals will chat away to you which is entertaining. It's a good place to arrange to meet up with friends, everyone knows where it is!

Thank shoooz
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Lots of artists in the park, we didn't know and arrived late and wished we had more time to shop!

1  Thank blondepenguin
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