Merida - Yucatan

Merida Yucatan

Yucatan

Certain things that turn Merida & Yucatan into such fascinating place, are the remains of its colonial past, which can be appreciated in each and everyone of its villages, and the archeological sites of its prehispanic history. This region of Mexico was once the home of the old Mayas, one of the most important civilizations that flourished in America. Its Capital City, Merida, is one of the most important Mexican colonial jewels renown as the "White City".

Merida
Merida, Yucatan, economic and social centre of southeast Mexico, is a tourist destination of the first rank. It is known as the White City for its clean streets, houses and people, and it is an obligatory starting and finishing point for those visiting the State of Yucatan. Merida depicts much of the splendor of Colonial Mexico. The Spanish conqueror Francisco de Montejo founded Merida in 1542 on the site of a former Mayan city he destroyed.

Yucatan

Yucatan

Yucatan is land of legend, sun and joy. This region of Mexico was once the home of the old Mayas, one of the most important civilizations that flourished in America. Today Yucatan dynamic progress is breathing new life into the region's fascinating past.

Merida

Merida

Mérida is the original name in Modern Maya and is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán and the Yucatán Peninsula. The city is also the municipal seat of the Municipality of Mérida, which includes the city and the areas around it.

Shopping

Merida Shopping

Mérida is known for hammocks, guayaberas (lightweight men's shirts worn untucked), and Panama hats. Baskets and pottery made in the Yucatán and crafts from all over Mexico are sold cheaply in the central market. Mérida is also the place for "achiote".

Restaurants

Merida Restaurants

With a strong influence from the Mayan Culture, as ancient as contemporary, and the contributions from the many european immigrations, the originality of the Yucatecan food is also due to the isolation this region has experienced throughout Mexican history.