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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  • You have to be in the Plaza Grande, go every day, it is folklore, the joy and the meeting of cultures, people and tourists. It is a wonderful meeting place and each night, a different show, all for free
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  • The center of town, a place for locals and tourists to stroll and enjoy the shade trees. Always something going on, the surrounding eateries are not marvelous, but a few steps takes you to some great ...  more »
  • Comes to the Cathedral, the House of fco de montejo, the offices of the State Government and sit a while in the plaza grande, feeding the pigeons with bread, buy a candy to any child and then on your way to the other churches nearby , the Peón Contreras, Uady, Santa Lucia...
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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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