The Cultural Capital of Yucatan: 9 Things to Do in Merida

The Cultural Capital of Yucatan: 9 Things to Do in Merida, Merida, Mexico (B)

Mérida is probably not the first city which pops into your head when you think of the Yucatán Peninsula or Mexico. Why is that? Because it is not situated at the sea? Because it has not much to offer? That’s definitely wrong and I convince you of the contrary today.

Mérida is a very cultural city with an excellent location for further exploration of Yucatán. Living there for one and half months made me getting to know the city and its surroundings better and today it’s time to share some insights on what you are able to do there.

What I liked most about Mérida were the amount of cultural events going on. There was not one day without an event and they can be mainly visited for free. Each evening there is something going on in the city, just check the schedule on the website of Mérida’s town hall.

My two favorite events of the week took place on Fridays and Sundays. On Friday they show you the “pok ta pok” on the Plaza de la Independencia. That’s a game the Maya’s played to solve a problem. It’s kind of similar to football as you have to get a ball in a certain goal. But you aren’t allowed to use your feet or your chest. It was really suspenseful to view the game even though it looked a bit painful how they hit the floor every few seconds. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Cultural Capital of Yucatan: 9 Things to Do in Merida
Guide Location: Mexico » Merida
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Stefka Poessel
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Casa de Montejo
  • Merida’s Cathedral
  • Paseo de Montejo
  • Monumento de la Patria
  • El Gran Museo Maya
  • Ruins of Dzibilchaltún