Yucatán and Campeche States Sights



Teatro Peón Contreras

Teatro Peón Contreras Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 60, between Calles 57 and 59 Centro, Mérida, Yucatán 97000 | Map It
  • Phone: 999/923–7354 Tourist Information Center; 999/924–9290; 999/923–7354 theater
  • Hours: Tourist Information Center daily 9–9
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  • Location: Mérida
Updated: 03-08-2013

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