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Yucatan and Campeche States Sights

Teatro Peón Contreras

  • Calle 60 Map It
  • Centro
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 03/08/2013

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This 1908 Italianate theater was built along the same lines as grand turn-of-the-20th-century European theaters and opera houses. In the early 1980s, the marble staircase, dome, and frescoes were restored. Today, in addition to performing arts, the theater houses the Centro de Información Turística (Tourist Information Center), which provides maps, brochures, and details about attractions in the city and state. The theater's most popular attraction, however, is

the café-bar spilling out into the street facing Parque de la Madre. It's crowded every night with people enjoying the balladeers singing romantic and politically inspired songs.

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Calle 60, between Calles 57 and 59, Mérida, Yucatán, 97000, Mexico

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999-923–7354-Tourist Information Center; 999-924–9290; 999-923–7354-theater

Sight Details:

  • Tourist Information Center daily 9–9

Updated 03/08/2013


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