Plaza Grande, Merida

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Plaza Grande represents a main gathering point in the heart of the city. The former Spanish "Plaza de Armas," it was built on the site of the ancient Mayan city of T'ho and named after the eponymous town in Spain. Rest in the shade of tall laurel trees that line the verdant square, or admire the historic buildings that surround it, with stuccoed pastel-colored facades. View the antique cathedral, one of the oldest in North America, people-watch, or take in the square's busy atmosphere. Add Plaza Grande to your Merida travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Merida tourist route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Impossible not to lose in this beautiful place. Flanked by the Cathedral, the Town Hall and other beautiful historical buildings, the main Plaza of Mérida is especially beautiful, day, and especially at dusk, when he acquires a magical air.
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  • August 14, 2017
    My family visited the Plaza Grande many times while in Merida. There was always something happening there. It really comes alive at night when performances are being held. And of course there are lots...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Here we have the iconic big city place square from the city of Merida and forced to be visited go solo, accompanied, in family or with whom you want. You can find all the time high concurrency, very confident, and above all, entertainment in the open air and free co clowns, musicians, actors and others. It is also surrounded by across the street by the Government Palace, the Palace of City Hall, ice cream parlors, coffee shops, convenience stores, restaurants, bars and countless interesting places to know what boredom is impossible in this place.
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Yucatan's capital and cultural hub offers a range of accommodations concentrated almost entirely around its historical center, offering convenient access to the architectural marvels and museums that make the city a popular destination. Look in the streets surrounding Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan for some basic but perfectly located budget-friendly options. If the center feels too full of tourists, head north to the less frenetic neighborhood of Montes de Ame, where you can find some laidback private rentals.
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