What to Do in Merida as a First Time Visitor

What to Do in Merida as a First Time Visitor, Merida, Mexico (B)

Deciding on what to do in Merida, Yucatan State’s bustling capital city can be a challenge for the first-time visitor. But the truth is that most of its essential sights are concentrated around the historic centre and the tree-lined boulevard of Paseo de Montejo.

We spent ten days in the city during April 2022 amidst afternoon temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). So we took things fairly slowly and restricted most of our activities to the morning or evening. 

To be honest, the fabled beauty of the city’s buildings didn’t quite match the hype that led us to them. Indeed, rather than admiring the mansions that line Paseo de Montejo, or the historic buildings that surround Plaza Grande, we took greater pleasure from simply wandering the streets and photographing the crumbling exterior walls, doors and window frames of much humbler dwellings. 

And, for us, these are the city’s true riches. Along with its excellent food scene and proximity to a wealth of nearby attractions. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What to Do in Merida as a First Time Visitor
Guide Location: Mexico » Merida
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.aboveusonlyskies.com/what-to-do-in-merida/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza Grande
  • Catedral de San Ildefonso
  • Palacio de Gobierno
  • Palacio Municipal de Merida
  • Museo Casa Montejo
  • Pasaje a la Revolución
  • Parque Hidalgo
  • Parque Santa Lucia
  • Paseo de Montejo
  • Canton Palace
  • Montejo 495
  • Monumento a la Patria
  • Taqueria de la Union
  • Taqueria La Lupita
  • Museo de la Gastronomica Yucateca
  • Pola
  • La Negrita
  • Dzalbay
  • El Cardenal
  • Lucas de Galvez market
  • San Benito market
  • Casa Lotto
  • Casa Cocay