Merida Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)
Mérida is the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. While much of the peninsula is famed for its resorts, Mérida is the epicentre of Yucatan culture, history and pride. Radiating from Plaza Grande are pastel streets filled with architectural treasures and cool parks. In the late 1800s, Yucatan became the centre of henequen production, and Mérida fast became one of the world’s wealthiest cities. Take a walk up Paseo de Montejo, an avenue inspired by the great boulevards of Paris, where Yucatan’s elite built their stately homes. Mérida is filled with windows into the past, including its many museums, which cover everything from Yucatan song to the folk arts of Mexico. Just a short walk south from Plaza Grande is the Museum of The City of Merida, which charts the rich and sometimes turbulent history of Yucatan’s capital.