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Merida

Mérida, capital of the state of Yucatán, is one of the most beautiful places in México. Discover the great cultural wealth that it offers you, thanks to its Mayan heritage and its colonial history. During your visit to the White City, walk along Paseo de Montejo and admire the architecture of the old mansions, as well as the Monumento a la Patria and the Palacio Cantón. Visit the Museo MACAY, get to know the Catedral de San Ildefonso and make sure to savor the delicious Yucatecan cuisine.

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Merida Attractions

The Chichen Itza Pyramid with sky view near IOH Freestyle Hotels

Chichén Itzá

One of the Yucatan Peninsula's most noteworthy landmarks, Chichen Itza is a complex of Mayan ruins dating back to around 600 AD.

Ancient statues in Mayan culture near IOH Freestyle Hotels

El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Embark on an interesting visit to the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

Exterior of oldest Yucatan Cathedral near IOH Freestyle Hotels

Catedral de Yucatán

Take an amazing tour of the oldest cathedral in Mexico.

Exterior of Uxmal ancient Maya city near IOH Freestyle Hotels

Uxmal

Explore Uxmal and be amazed by its history, art and culture.

Exterior view of Dzibichaltun near Fiesta Americana Travelty

Dzibichaltún

Visit the archaeological ruins of one of the largest cities in Mesoamerica.

Exterior of Paseo Montejo in Mexico near IOH Freestyle Hotels

Paseo Montejo

Come and visit one of the most important avenues in the city of Mérida!

The exterior of Case Montejo house near IOH Freestyle Hotels

Casa Montejo

Casa Montejo was built in the 16th century and is the only example of a Renaissance-style building.

Events & Activities

Merida Event Calendar

Close-up of flower shop near Gamma Hotels
Every Year

Día de los muertos "Hanal Pixan"

The city of Mérida is recognized for the celebration of cultural and religious events that seek to keep the traditions of our ancestors alive.

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Musicians performing for Merida Fest at Grand Fiesta Americana

Mérida Fest

The city of Merida was founded on January 6, 1542 on the remains of the Mayan city of Ichcaanziho (five hills), also known as T'ho, by Francisco de Montejo and León “El Mozo”.

 

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Dzibilchaltún at sunset near Grand Fiesta Americana

Equinoccio de primavera

Every March 21 and September 21 you can observe the incredible precision of Mayan astronomy integrated into its architecture and share a moment in time with the ancient Mayans.

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Performers in a Cultural festival near Grand Fiesta Americana

Otoño cultural

This festival was conceived as a space for the dissemination of multiple artistic and cultural expressions and its main objective is to showcase the creativity and excellence of the participating artists, both local and international.

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A mariachi band playing instruments near Grand Fiesta Americana

Serenata de Santa Lucía

Enjoy a romantic evening accompanied by the sounds of traditional Yucatecan trova. 

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Landscape view of the Sunset from Grand Fiesta Americana

Pok ta Pok

Witness a performance of the Mayan Pok ta pok ball game.

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A kid playing the shaker & dancing at Grand Fiesta Americana

Vaquería yucateca

This is one of the most lively and traditional festivals in the state of Yucatán.

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Close-up of a lady shopping in the market near Fiesta Inn

Mérida en domingo

This Sunday market is located in the center of the city.

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People enjoying in Machaca fest at Gamma Hotels

La Noche Blanca

The city comes alive with six hours of entertainment.

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A couple dressed for the Halloween party at Gamma Hotels

Paseo de las Ánimas

In this a grand celebration, people participate in Day of the Dead festivities.

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