Sights & Attractions in Yucatán and Campeche States

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Things to Do in Mérida

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Aké
Aké, a compact archaeological site 35 km (22 mi) southeast of...
Archaeological Sites Mérida
 
Casa de Montejo
Two Franciscos de Montejo—father and son—conquered the peninsula...
Architectural Sites Mérida
 
Catedral de San Ildefonso
Begun in 1561 and completed 38 years later, St. Ildefonso is...
Religious Sites Mérida
 
Centro Cultural de Mérida Olimpo
Referred to as simply Olimpo, this is the best venue in town...
Arts / Performance Venues Mérida
 
Ermita de Santa Isabel
At the southern end of the city stands the restored and beautiful...
Religious Sites Mérida
 
Iglesia de la Tercera Orden de Jesús
Just north of Parque Hidalgo is one of Mérida's oldest buildings...
Religious Sites Mérida
 
Mercado de Artesanías García Rejón
Although many deal in the same wares, the shops or stalls of...
Markets / Bazaars Mérida
 
Mercado Lucas de Gálvez
Sellers of chiles, herbs, crafts, trinkets, and fruit fill this...
Markets / Bazaars Mérida
 
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
Originally designed as an art school and used until 1915 as a...
Museums / Galleries Mérida
 
Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán
Facing the Plaza Mejorada, this museum is funded by the Banamex...
Museums / Galleries Mérida
 
Palacio Cantón
The most compelling of the mansions on Paseo Montejo, this stately...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Mérida
 
Palacio del Gobierno
Visit the seat of state government to see Fernando Castro Pacheco's...
Government Buildings Mérida
 
Palacio Municipal
The west side of the main square is occupied by City Hall, or...
Government Buildings Mérida
 
Parque Hidalgo
A half block north of the main plaza is this small cozy park...
Parks Mérida
 
Parque Santa Lucía
The rather plain park at Calles 60 and 55 draws crowds with its...
Parks Mérida
 
Parque Zoológico El Centenario
Mérida's greatest children's attraction, this large amusement...
Zoos / Aquariums Mérida
 
Paseo Montejo
North of downtown, this 10-block-long street was the place to...
Neighborhoods / Streets Mérida
 
Teatro Peón Contreras
This 1908 Italianate theater was built along the same lines as...
Arts / Performance Venues Mérida
 
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
Pop into the university's main building—which plays a major role...
Educational Institutions Mérida
 
Zócalo
Méridians traditionally refer to this main square as the Plaza...
Squares Mérida
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