Historic Center of Merida … A guide to those places you can not miss

Nearly five hundred years of history are reflected in squares, streets, corners, buildings and monuments of the historic center of Merida and the love and care of the Yucatan for its architectural and cultural heritage. Museums, cultural centers; spaces for art and music, re fl ect the vocation of this city as Cultural Capital. Places to joy and entertainment; restaurants, bars and cafes speak of people like your good living …. and all at a nice hike.

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Enjoy one of the best views of the city in the brasserie of this beautiful boutique hotel. Sit and enjoy the sunset at one of the tables Piedra de Agua, is a luxury they can not refuse.



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Live Yucatan relaxed and bohemian style atmosphere, listening to live music every evening in one of the most fun and traditional pubs of the Historic Center.

Chaya Maya

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Fall in love with the traditional flavor of Yucatan reflected in every dish of this cozy restaurant, located in an old colonial house in Santa Lucia.

La Fundación Mezcaleria


Music, fun and a great atmosphere in one of the most popular places in the historic center, whether to dance or enjoy a good conversation in a friendly and bohemian atmosphere.


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Located in the Santa Lucia Park, this celebrated restaurant, takes you for a tour of the exquisite flavors of Oaxaca, his incredible menu and delicious drinks will keep you coming back more than once.



This small Italian restaurant located a few steps from Paseo Montejo Attempt, you’ll love, attention is excellent and delicious food … enjoy the charm of the best Mediterranean cuisine …

Have to go




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Tour the Cathedral of San Ildefonso, centuries of history and tradition with its imposing and sober architecture will take you on a journey through time and the Yucatan identity.


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On foot, by bicycle or on board a traditional “buggy”, enjoy restaurants, bars, cafes and the artistic and architectural legacy at one of the most beautiful avenues in the country … sit down to enjoy one of their outdoor tables and feel Free.

Peon Contreras Theater


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Protagonist in one of the most successful architectural ensembles of the Historic Center this edifice is much more than a beautiful art space, it is ideal for an unforgettable journey through the history of the city scene.


Rocío de la mañana

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Its charming church, celebrated restaurants with outdoor seating, boutiques and quiet atmosphere make this intimate and beautiful place a must visit your point Mérida … Once there, venture Malahat: There seems to be a door that leads canceled directly to the prohibition era in a small cozy Speak Easy.

Casa Catherwood


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Venture out of the hand of one of the most famous explorers discover fascinating Mundo Maya worlds long forgotten in this House Museum located in the traditional neighborhood of Santiago