NileGuide Expert Says:
It's free, fun, and the easiest way to learn your way around Merida's Historic Center!
Tourism office in the Palacio Municipal (City Hall), Calle 62, between Calles 61 and 63
97000 Merida, Mexico
tel: +52 (999) 942-0000, ext. 80119
The quickest way to get to know Merida's Historic Center is by joining the free, guided walking tour of downtown highlights, which is thorough, enjoyable and saves you the cost of hiring a private guide. The tour lasts 1¾ fact-filled and enjoyable hours and begins at the city tourism office located under the arches of City Hall – the Palacio Municipal, which is located on the west side of the Main Square. An experienced bilingual guide leads the group to Merida's most significant historical sites, sharing anecdotes in Spanish and English – depending on the day there might be only a few other travelers in your group or an entire horde of curious tourists. Among the landmarks visited are the Palacio Municipal itself, Main Square, Palacio de Gobierno, Cathedral, MACAY contemporary art museum, Pasaje de la Revolucion, the City Museum, and Casa de Montejo – the striking home of Merida's founder.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am
Length: About 1 hour, 45 minutes.
Price: Free but tip the guide around 20 pesos per person