Things To Do Near Downtown in Merida

Museo de Historia Natural

: Calle 59 No. 648, between Calles 84 and 84-A, on the north side of Parque Zoológico de "El Centenario"

The Mezozoic Gallery in Merida's Natural History Museum explains a little known fact: the meteor which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico less than 50 miles from Merida caused the extinction of the dinosaurs... read more

Iglesia el Jesus

Calle 59 at Calle 60

The dignified 17th century Iglesia de Jesús in the Centro Histórico is a popular choice for weddings... read more

Palacio de Gobierno

approx 4 blocks
Calles 60 and 61

The Palacio de Gobierno houses the state tourism office and Fernando Castro Pacheco's 17 impressive murals chronicling Yucatán's history... read more

Catedral de Merida

approx 4 blocks
On the Zócalo at Calles 60, between Calles 60 and 61, Historic Center

On the Zócalo at Calles 60, between Calles 60 and 61, Historic Center Construction began in 1562 on the San Ildefonso Cathedral, a sober, Renaissance-style house of worship, which was completed in 1599 and rises 42 meters above the Zócalo... read more

MACAY - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan (Contemporary Art Museum)

approx 5 blocks
Calles 60 and 63

Merida's contemporary art museum, MACAY, displays a permanent collection of works by Yucatan's most famous 20th century artists and ever-changing temporary expositions by Mexican and international sculptors and painters... read more

Plaza Grande

approx 5 blocks
at the intersection of Calles 60, 61, 62 and 63, Historic Center

Performing and visual artists and vendors of all sorts fill the Zócalo (also known as Plaza Grande or de la Indpendencia) as do families strolling, lovers kissing, and students typing away at laptops using the free Wifi... read more

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

approx 6 blocks
Calle 62 between Calles 61 and 63

The Palacio Municipal is Merida's city hall and the location of the local tourism office, which offers free, guided tours of the Historic Center... read more

Museo de La Ciudad (City Museum

approx 6 blocks
Calle 56 #529-A, between 65 and 65-A

The City Museum tells the long and complicated history of Mérida's evolution as an important New World city, located in Mexico's southeastern state of Yucatan... read more

Casa de las Artesanías

approx 8 blocks
Calle 63 no. 513
Between calles 64 and 66

Short Description: The Casa de Artesanías is a government-run gallery with fixed prices on Mayan crafts, including handmade paper, purchased directly from indigenous artists... read more

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Museo Regional de Antropologia

approx 8 blocks
Palacio Canton, Paseo de Montejo at Calle 43

Some of the finest artifacts of Yucatán's storied Mayan past are displayed at Mérida's Museo Regional de Antropología... read more

Hamacas El Aguacate

approx 15 blocks
Calle 58 no. 604
At Calle 73

Paseo de Montejo

approx 1 mile
Paseo de Montejo

The Paseo de Montejo is a tree-lined boulevard where Gilded Age millionaires built their mansions... read more

Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)

approx 1 mile
Avenide Itzaes and Calle 59

Parque Zoológico del Centenario is a shady retreat in central Mérida, a zoo, botanic garden, and amusement park perfect for families... read more

Parque Miguel Aleman

approx 2 miles
Miguel Alemán, Merida, Yucatán, Mexico

Poliforum Zamná

approx 3 miles
alle 28, at the Circuito Interior, Col. Azcorra

Polifórum Zamná is a multi-purpose indoor sports arena in the southern part of Merida, where residents of Yucatan's state capital gather to watch boxing, the Mexican-style wrestling called Lucha Libre, concerts and other events... read more

Ciudad Industrial

approx 3 miles
Calle 17 No. 315 X 14 y 20

The Ciudad Industrial-- Out of the Yucatan and into the future... read more


approx 3 miles
Calle 59 no. 507A-4
Between calles 60 and 62

Kids love choosing tiny figurines handmade in Mexico and sold at Miniaturas, an equally tiny store on the Yucatan Peninsula in Merida... read more

Guayaberas Jack

approx 3 miles
Calle 59 no. 507A
Between calles 60 and 62

Guayaberas Jack is a well-regarded manufacturer of men's and women's summer-weight clothing in fine linen and cotton, designed in traditional Yucatecan styles... read more

Tejidos y Cordeles Nacionales

approx 3 miles
Calle 56 no. 516-B
Between calles 63 and 65

Hammocks in every size and color crowd the tall shelves lining the walls of Tejidos y Cordeles Nacionales, which celebrated its 46th anniversary in 2010 and is located on Calle 56A between 65 and 67... read more

Parque Francisco de Montejo

approx 4 miles
53-C LB, Francisco de Montejo, Mérida, YUC, Mexico

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