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What to do in Mérida, Yucatán

If you come to celebrate your wedding or you just want to know what what to do in Mérida Yucatán? Here we leave you an excellent guide with some proposals. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mérida offers a unique combination of history, culture and natural beauty, its colonial streets, picturesque plazas and impressive architecture, this city will transport you to a fascinating past.

One of the highlights of Mérida is its historic center, where you will find magnificent colonial buildings, such as the Cathedral of San Ildefonso and the Government Palace, and you can enjoy charming local markets, such as the Lucas de Gálvez , where you can taste the rich Yucatecan gastronomy.

If you are a culture lover, you cannot miss visiting the Great Museum of the Mayan World, where you will learn about the history of the region and be able to admire impressive archaeological pieces.

If you are looking for a unique natural experience, you cannot miss the Celestún Biosphere Reserve, home to a wide variety of birds and beautiful beaches. And, if you are a nature lover, we recommend you visit la Reserva Natural Cuxtal, an ecological paradise which houses a great diversity of flora and fauna.

Mérida Yucatánis an essential destination for any traveler who wants to immerse themselves in the cultural and natural wealth of Mexico. Step into this charming city and discover everything it has to offer.

Cultural attractions of Mérida Yucatán

1.- Tour along Paseo de Montejo Avenue.

The Paseo de Montejo is the longest and most emblematic avenue in the city, its architecture is inspired by French boulevards. Along this avenue you will find historical monuments, colonial mansions, hotels, museums, restaurants, boutiques, shops, etc. You can also rent a buggy car (typical horse-drawn carriage, currently the electric carriage service already exists). This is offered from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Calle 61, next to the Cathedral.

2. Visit the Museo del Mundo Maya.

This is another activity of the “What to do in Mérida Yucatán”. This museum consists of four permanent exhibition rooms and an audiovisual room where documentaries about the history of Yucatán are shown. . More than 1,160 objects are exhibited: textiles, religious elements, engravings, vessels and ornaments – reflecting the daily life of the Mayans – books, historical documents and art from the colonial era. Open from Wednesday to Monday from 8:00 am to 5 pm, and on Saturdays at 8 pm you can witness the impressive light and sound show.
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3.- The Centenario Zoo.

From the moment you enter, you can start enjoying delicious ice creams and popsicles or some snacks. Right in this area there is a small locomotive where you can take photos with family or friends. Nearby is another icon of the park, the Centennial Tree planted in 1910 that commemorates the independence of Mexico. The zoo has a variety of animals including: giraffes, camels, hippos, coatis, bears, deer, zebras, tigers, lions and monkeys.

4.- The José Peón Contreras theater.

It is one of the most important theaters in the city. It was inaugurated on December 21, 1908. It was designed by the architects Pío Piacentini, Enrico Deserti and Fernando Cenicola and was re-inaugurated on December 13, 1981. The work with which the building premiered was “A Night of Music and Literature ”. Currently, the theater is home to the Yucatán Symphony Orchestra, in addition to hosting hundreds of national and international events: Theater, opera, music, dance, variety shows, children’s shows, festivals and conferences.

5. Visit the cantina tour of downtown Mérida.

If there is something that differentiates the historic center of Mérida, it is its cantinas and bars. There are several of these restaurants around the Plaza Grande where you can enjoy delicious snacks, excellent drinks such as craft beer, live music and delicious dishes such as the famous panuchos, salbutes and typical Yucatan snacks.

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Mérida Yucatán is an essential destination for any traveler who wants to immerse themselves in the cultural and natural wealth of Mexico. From its historic center to its natural wonders, archeology, cenotes, colonial cities.

When you come to Hacienda Chuntuac, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Mérida, a city full of history , culture and natural beauty


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