We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quintessential Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Plaza Grande

Plaza Grande
Ranked #8 of 113 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most historically significant and aesthetically pleasing buildings in Merida.
Thomasville, GA
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Quintessential Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Spent two days touring Plaza Grande. The market is a working market for locals; has food, fruit, pets, and tourist must haves as well. The Governors palace and the cathedral are beautifully lit at night, and self guided tours are welcome. There is also a government funded walking tour every morning at 830 (no charge). Each road away from the Plaza Grande leads to another church, public square, and more restaurants and stores. It would be easy t get lost, but the city is well gridded in a logical fashion so navigation was easy.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank RonThomasville_GA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

974 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    531
    346
    80
    12
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Alexandria, Egypt
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a fancy place for shooping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Plaza Grande is a really nice place for shopping, it is just nice, has a lot of shops Fancy and brands.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank islamShama
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

There is so much to see and do here. I went three different times and still feel that I didn't see everything. You have to go Saturday night and Sunday anytime to appreciate how great it is.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank AddiFromOH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Apopka, Florida
Level Contributor
75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The place to spend your evenings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Between the restaurants and shops that ring the cathedral to our hostel room overlooking the plaza, we had a great time in the square. On Sundays, all the streets shut down and there are people dancing, plenty of food stalls and vendors galore. I could spend every evening down there just walking and watching the world slowly go by. On weekdays, the fire and police department bands intermittently play the Mexican anthem at 8am while raising the flag. A really cool thing to see or wake up to.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank Joshua C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful Archicture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

So much history is one square! And on Sundays, the market is busy and varied and wonderful. Bathrooms available at the visitors center.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Frontierfan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Plaza Grande also viewed

 

Been to Plaza Grande? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing