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Plaza Grande

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Address: Merida, Mexico
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2721554391
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Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most...

Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most historically significant and aesthetically pleasing buildings in Merida.

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Great place to take in some Mexican culture and to find that souvenir you are looking for; like a hat maybe. It is central to Merida and plenty of great restaurants and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to take in some Mexican culture and to find that souvenir you are looking for; like a hat maybe. It is central to Merida and plenty of great restaurants and attractions. Include this on your walkabout!

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Oakdale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On Sundays the plaza is filled with stands of all sorts selling everything from food and drink to clothing, jewelry and statues. Lots of fun to wander around and shop

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is stunning inside with the largest crucifix I've ever seen. The plaza really comes to life in the evening with vendors of all sorts, many locals and tourists taking photos in front of the Merida sign. Good ice cream in the shops on the west side!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During the day or in the evening, this is the place to walk, sit and watch people. Grab an ice cream cone and take it to the park. The park welcomes everyone. Peaceful, but lively.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to feel what Merida is all about just go to Plaza Grande. During the day it is like other parks in the city with people seating on benches, lovers seating together on Merida's unique chairs , shoe shine people and pigeons looking for crumbs. It is encircled by beautiful buildings and a plethora of food establishments. But... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish we could have had many more hours to explore this beautiful city. It is very modern, but still has retained the Colonial charm in the center. Very safe and walkable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the heart of Merida, always full of people relaxing, chatting, feeding the pigeons, attending outdoor performances, shopping at the stalls on Sunday's. Lovely, shady, restful place!

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the main square in Merida and it is well used. Weekend public attractions; Mayan Sporting Event, Light Shows, etc. A lot of good restaurants in the area as well as most fast food franchises. Close to shopping with a lot of Expats visible. Most stores has English speaking staff.

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Argentat, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Cathedral with the largest wooden crucifix in the world and the wood was donated in 1967 from Canada.The park across street is clean, free wifi in every park, you can get on the tour bus also which ids only in Spanish for the price it's worth it...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is an oversized square that is wonderfully pleasant to chill during the day or evening, there are relatively few benches to sit. If you want to stroll, this is perfect. The trees provide shade; you will see a variety of people wandering around. Some evenings, there are free activities. Check with the Tourism office on the street directly... More 

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