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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  • It is the center of the city, in the plaza had performances every day, all the time full of people.
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  • The Plaza Grande is a lovely happening place in the central area of the city. It is a great place for people watching and on weekends and evenings there is always some entertainment going on, either p...  more »
  • Congratulations to the Ayuntamiento of Mérida by the Christmas decoration of the plaza grande, the passage of the revolution and the Paseo Montejo. Beautiful and new. We loved it!
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  • The Plaza Grande is similar to the Zocola in other Mexican towns. There is a large center area with the unique Merida face to Face seats , vendors along the side selling delicious local food and of course a large cathedral and government building on the outer edges. You will also find hotels, hostels, tourism offices and restaurants. Take time to walk through the plaza, around it and to see all the buildings on the border.
  • Perhaps the nicest plaza in all of Mexico. Come in the evening and there's bound to be lots of people and lots of music from different parts of the square. The large cathedral on one side makes for a pretty spectacular backdrop. A must visit if you're in Merida.
  • Lovely spot in the heart of Merida where locals and tourists alike visit at all times of the day to hang out, walk around or grab some local food from the many vendors dotting the park. The free walking tour with the tourism office starts at this square and you will make your way in and around the park for a history lesson of the area so be sure to look out for it. While we were in Merida most of the food stalls and activity was happening in the afternoon however its a great spot anytime of day.
  • Beautiful plaza in the heart of Merida. A central gathering place for locals and visitors alike. The dominating cathedral and the surrounding colonial buildings add distinct charm to the square.
  • One of my favorite spots in Merida. Always something going on. The live music every night was great. Close access to shopping and sightseeing.
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