Fodor's Expert Review Ermita de Santa Isabel

Mérida Church

Several blocks south of the city center stands the restored Hermitage of St. Isabel, also known as the Hermitage of the Good Trip ("ermita" is the Spanish word for "hermitage"). Completed in 1748 as part of a Jesuit monastery, the beautiful edifice served as a resting place for colonial-era travelers heading to Campeche. It's one of the most peaceful places in the city and a good destination for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, though it's typically open only during mass. Behind the hermitage are huge, lush tropical gardens, with a waterfall and footpaths, which are usually unlocked during daylight hours.

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Calles 66 and 77
Mérida, Yucatán  97000, Mexico

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