Best Things to Do in Merida Mexico

Best Things to Do in Merida Mexico, Merida, Mexico (B)

Merida is known as the White City, because of all the white painted buildings and the use of limestone bricks and tiles that decorate much of the exteriors. It is located on the gulf side of the Yucatan peninsula about 45 minutes inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf side is very different from the Caribbean side; it is truly a more authentic experience of Mexico. Here are the Best Things To Do In Merida.

The Merida Tourism Office which is on the ground floor of the Palacio Municipal (right on the main Calle of Merida) hosts a free walking tour of Merida every morning at 9am. The tour is about 90 minutes long and is highly recommended to get a great feel for the city.

Merida is a vibrantly beautiful city; the Paseo de Montejo Boulevard was home to the sisal kings who engaged Parisian architects to build the Paseo based on a replicating the Champs-Elysées.

On Saturday evenings and Sunday’s the Paseo closes down one side of the road for the La Bici Ruta (Bike Route) to allow cyclists a chance to ride around town. Much of the city comes out on Sunday morning to join in, there are roller bladers, skateboarders and lots of opportunity to people watch at the sidewalk cafes. You can also rent all kinds of bikes from family ones to individual to take in the tour yourself. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Best Things to Do in Merida Mexico
Guide Location: Mexico » Merida
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tim Kroeger
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Paseo de Montejo Boulevard
  • Plaza Grande
  • Catedral de San Ildefonso
  • Palacio de Gobierno
  • Santa Lucia Parque
  • La Chaya Maya
  • Lucas Galvez Market
  • Museum of Mayan World