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“Wednesday morning house tour is a must”

Merida English Library House & Garden Tours
Ranked #12 of 42 Tours in Merida
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Every Wednesday morning at 9:45 from October to March, a local expert offers a tour of renovated Merida houses. We went this year and it was a great introduction to the history and traditions of Merida back to the Spaniards. The houses change, but the ones we saw were in all stages of renovation, and the owners or designers were present to answer questions. 200 pesos/person. Lots of fun. Get there early in February and March.

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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We visited the casa to take the house tour. It's a nice setup with computers and many books. We were in the back courtyard where you get a talk on the history of Merida and the the house styles you see in Merida before heading out to vist 3 houses. The courtyard is a nice shaded space, essential for those steaming hot days Merida is known for. Although I am not living in Merida at the present time, I can see how important a place like this is to a newcomer planning on living in the city.

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