Hidalgo Park, Merida

Hidalgo Park, Merida

Hidalgo Park, formerly known as Manuel Cepeda Peraza park, is a historical gem nestled in the heart of Mérida. Its rich history traces back to the mid-19th century when it graced the city as a charming square adorned with a graceful fountain. In 1877, the park underwent a transformation and was christened Parque Hidalgo, paying homage to the revered Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. However, in 1896, it saw another name change, becoming Parque Cepeda Peraza.

Despite its various name changes, Parque Hidalgo, as it's affectionately known, remains a beloved spot that offers a genuine glimpse into the pulse of the city. This lush green oasis is adorned with graceful almond trees, creating an inviting space where visitors can seek respite from the sun or simply unwind.

This park is more than just a peaceful retreat; it's also a vibrant hub of local activity. On Thursdays, local artisans set up shop here, providing an excellent opportunity to engage in people-watching, strike up conversations with talented craftsmen, and perhaps even acquire a unique, handcrafted souvenir.

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Hidalgo Park on Map

Sight Name: Hidalgo Park
Sight Location: Merida, Mexico (See walking tours in Merida)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Walking Tours in Merida, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Merida

Create Your Own Walk in Merida

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Merida Introduction Walking Tour

Merida Introduction Walking Tour

Mérida, the capital of Yucatán, is one of the oldest cities in Mexico. Founded in 1542 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo the Younger, it stands on the ruins of the thriving ancient Mayan city of Ti'ho and is a living testament to the intersection of two worlds – the pre-Hispanic Mayan civilization and Spanish colonialism.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles