Tourism, Pictures & History of Merida, Yucatán, Mexico

Merida | Capital of Yucatán, Mexico

The city of Mérida is the capital of the Mexican State of Yucatán and a popular starting point for sightseeing tours to the historic sites of ancient Mayan cultures.

The today’s urban area of Mérida was inhabited long before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors. The first Spanish settlers found pyramid-like platforms on theirarrival, which she described in detail in part. The largest building was a 10metrehigh temple pyramid with an edge length of 120 meters. Here, a Franciscan monastery, which was later converted to the fortress of San Benito was created with the Spanish settlement. More temples and residential complexes have been identified in thepast using modern geological instruments. It is believed that the Prehispanic settlement had a similar meaning as the Mayan cities of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá. There was the renaming of the old Mayan city in Mérida in 1542. In Spain there is a town ofsame name, in which the Romans colossal structures built, which is now worn off forthe most part and are addicted to.

Pictures of Merida Yucatan Mexico

History of Merida Yucatan Mexico

Some families settled in the Mexican Mérida. The current Town Hall was built in 1735. The city has to offer many sights that you can explore in the context of a city tourand visit. The Plaza de la Independencia is the vibrant centre of the city of some 800,000 inhabitants. On this square, the Cathedral with its characteristic two towers rises. It was built between 1561 and 1598. The stones of the previously ruined templesof the original Maya settlement served as a building material. The Interior is dominated by a huge statue of Christ, which shows the crucified son of God. The former Palace of the Bishop is located south of the Cathedral, and is now a museum. Numerous works of local artists will be exhibited there. The central space is limited on the South side of the former Palace of the family Montejo. The building was constructed in1549 and has a lavishly decorated portal with numerous stone figures. Today, a bank is housed in the building.

Brief Information of Merida Yucatan Mexico

The Town Hall from the year 1735 is located on the West side of the Plaza de la Independencia. The building played an important role in the history of the Mexican peninsula. From the balcony of the Town Hall, the independence of the State of Yucatán was announced in the year 1821. The Governor‘s Palace limited the space on the north side. The Parque Hidalgo with the Church of Iglesia de Jesús is located near thecentral meeting point. Jesuit monks left in 1618 from the stones of ripped out Mayan temples built by the Church. Although the Spanish occupiers scrupulously that were keen to erase all icons and ornaments of the ancient Mayan culture, still remainsof the old reliefs are two stones in the Church, its outdoor facade.


Through the city of Mérida, a wide Grand Boulevard, which is lined with numerous villas of the 19th century runs with the Paseo Montejo. The anthropological Museumof Mérida, which shows many exhibits that were found during excavation work, is located in this street. Mérida is the cultural center of the Mexican State of Yucatán. Throughout the year, many different events in the city take place. Residents meet at the Street Festival of Mérida en Domingo on Sundays on the Plaza de la Independencia. The entire downtown area is the pedestrian-only zone and live music is played inthe streets and‘s artistic performances take place. The Carnival in Mérida is regardedas the most beautiful and colourful peninsula Mexican on the entire. With daily performances and events, the theatre of the city attracts the visitors. On the Mexican city‘s lively market dive into a colourful throng of merchants and customers. In addition to fruits and vegetables, handmade art objects, colorful clothing and jewellery areoffered. The market offers an excellent opportunity to purchase souvenirs of all kinds. Act is compulsory and the bargaining for the best price on the market everyday.
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