Merida Attractions

Ciudad Industrial

Calle 17 No. 315 X 14 y 20

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

Catedral de Merida

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

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Hacienda Yaxcopoil

Kilometer 186, Federal Highway 261

Take a step back into the time of filthy rich henequen barons at the Hacienda Yaxcopoil, a former plantation located 20 miles south of Merida, the capital of Yucatan state... read more

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House and Garden Tour

Calle 53 No. 524, between 66 and 68, Historic Center

The House and Garden Tour of Merida's Centro Historico gives visitors to the capital of Yucatan state a glimpse into the the history of Mexico and the contemporary lives of the residents who have rescued these historic homes... read more

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: Calle 60 No. 480 on the corner of Calle 55, Historic Center

Artesanaria, an inviting shop across from Santa Lucia Park in Merida, Yucatan, is locally owned and sells beautiful, unique items from communities across Mexico... read more

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Amate Books

Calle 60, #453A, between Calles 49 and 51, Historic Center

Amate Bookstore is one of the finest sources of English language books about México in the entire country with a branch in Merida, Yucatan... read more

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Ki Xocolatl Chocolate Shop and Cafe

Calle 55 No. 513, between Calles 60 and 62, Historic Center

Mexico's Belgian-born master chocolatier Mathieu Brees is renowned throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and the world of chocolate aficionados and Ki'Xocolatl is his tiny, fragrant shop in Merida's Centro Historico... read more

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Historic Center Free Walking Tour

Tourism office in the Palacio Municipal (City Hall), Calle 62, between Calles 61 and 63

During your trip to Yucatan state in southeastern Mexico, see Merida's most important landmarks on the free, guided walking tour of the capital city's Historic Center, offered in English and Spanish every morning but Sunday at 9:30 am... read more

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Museo Regional de Antropologia

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

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, YUC, Mexico

Chichén Itzá is spectacular, like no other place in Mexico, or for that matter, in the world... read more

Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Municipio de Tecoh

An historic sisal plantation has been put back to work at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon in southeastern Mexico near Merida where you can enjoy donkey cart rides, tours, and a dip into a refreshing cenote... read more

Parque Kukulkan

Corner of Circuito Colonias and Calle 28

Parque Kukulkan is a baseball stadium in southern Merida and the home of Yucatan's baseball team, Los Leones... read more

Poliforum Zamná

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

Soho Galleries

Calle 60 No. 400A between 43 and 41, Centro

Soho Galleries is a fine art gallery exhibiting original works by a roster of national and international artists in frequently changing exhibitions... read more

Shopping Insights

Hankering for a souvenir in Merida? The shops in the capital of Mexico's Yucatan state have many, many to offer...hammocks and Panama hats among them... read more

Dzibilchaltun Archeological Zone

The Mayan ruin and cenote closest to Merida and Progreso is Dzibilchaltún, which makes it convenient for cruise ship passengers visiting Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula who don't want to make the longer trip to Chichen Itza or Uxmal... read more

Mayapan Archeological Zone

Highway 18, 40 km southeast of Mérida

The Mayan city of Mayapan defeated Chichén Itzá in 1221 AD and built its own mini-version of the El Castillo, near the Ruta Puuc archeology sites south of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico... read more

Merida Audioguide Walking Tour

City Tourism office in the Palacio Municipal (City Hall), Calle 62, between Calles 61 and 63

One of the best tours of Mérida is the excellent audioguide, "Mérida Te Espera" (Merida Is Expecting You), a self-paced walking tour of 70 important landmarks that uses a map and personal headphones to share historical and cultural information about Yucatan's capital city, one of the prettiest in Mexico... read more

Lucas de Galvez Market

Calle 56A, between Calles 67 and 69, Historic Center

The Mercado de Lucas de Galvez in Merida, the capital of Mexico's Yucatan state, is a lively enclosed public market south of the Main Square where all of Merida comes to shop. Visiting the market is one of the top things to do in the Historic Center... read more

Artesania Bazar Garcia Rejon

Corner of Calles 65 and 60, one block south of the Main Square, Historic Center

In Merida at the García Rejón Bazar you will find all of the products made in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula that tourists are looking for: hammocks, Panama hats, guayabera shirts, and embroidered blouses, all at prices lower than Main Square souvenir shops... read more
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There’s never a reason to be bored in Merida. There are just too many things to do. Start with the must-see attractions, move to the big sights and fine museums, check out some tours, dig in to some outdoor activities, and work your way down to the between-the-cracks, off-the-beaten-path gems. Just leave some time to catch your breath.

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