Cathedral of Mérida, Merida

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Built in a grand Spanish colonial style, Cathedral of Mérida stands out as an architectural highlight Merida, and a center of the area's spiritual life. Construction began on the cathedral in 1803, though its erection was greatly delayed by earthquakes, the War of Independence, and various political issues. Today it stands as an icon of the town's character, displaying its history proudly through the exhibits located inside. Find impressive works of art lining the interior walls, including paintings and sculptures, then head down to the crypt, the final resting place of some of the town's most important religious figures. Put Cathedral of Mérida into our Merida trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful! Enter bristling you skin, is very well located, you can get a souvenir goodie. It's a must-see if these passing through Merida.
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  • They must go to this beautiful temple, with stunning architecture. I think that you one of the most beautiful if not where most of the country. It seems that one is somewhere in Europe. Don't forget to visit him.
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  • We stayed to hear mass and to visit this monument. There are many people asking and asking and take them the priests of the temple. So it must be that most of the day closed it.
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An established tourist destination for adventurers and extreme sports enthusiasts, Merida offers ample accommodations for its guests. The town flanks Highway 7, and accommodations spread across the neighborhoods--although the main bulk of options cluster in the eastern end of town. Choose from small, family-run posadas (guesthouses) set in old colonial-era houses, or larger purpose-built hotels. Head up the surrounding hills for outdoor adventure resorts offering a range of activities and tour booking services, as well as rooms overlooking the undulating scenery.
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