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 tour itinerary planner .
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  • The Saturday night is suited to a coffee and sit down to talk, take photo in the "Mérida" sign. See the display of lights on the facade of the Cathedral. During Sunday, closed circulation and put food stalls, loads of stalls to taste typical dishes of the region. Additional carts selling potatoes, corn on the cob and traditional: marquesitas.
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  • If you are visiting Mérida you can not miss the opportunity to take the letters located within the square. In the same way watch the sunset with an ice cream Colon.O ice cream simply feed the pigeons.
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  • Every morning I would spend 1-2 hours in the "Plaza Grande" watching the people going either to work or to school. In fact I got to know some of the "locals" who had retired and wiled away their time ...  more »

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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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