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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went because you kinda have to as a tourist visiting and it's quite lovely. Lots of action, restaurants, bars, and people watching.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Daryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plaza Grande is pretty much "in the middle" of everything you're going to see/do/eat in Merida. It's a pretty, bustling place day or night and is great for people watching. The Cathedral, government offices, tourist trap shopping and many,many restaurants are all within easy walking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a great building with a beautiful architecture. The plaza in front of this place is so pleasant to spent time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 772janainab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is there. Cathedral, museums, tourism office, a nice park, lots of action. At least twice a week live music and dancing. Check with tourism days and hours. And very near other attractions.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Amador G
Reviewed 29 August 2019

Nice evening spent feeding the birds. Each weekend is a party of dancing & food. Try the crisp crapes with carmel sauce & cinnamon.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 16 August 2019

I could spend hours here day after day, if only I had the time. This is just one of the loveliest places to hang out, watch the world go by, and buy the lovely handmade products sold by the indigenous groups who come to the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Almost all Mexican cities seem to have a square central square - or 'zocalo'. The one in Merida is really nice, with arcades, the cathedral, and a few convenience stores. Lovely benches allow for a break in the shade.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 August 2019

Thursday evenings the Grande Plaza is full of music to listen to, and also if you want you can try out your dance steps. Always something going on. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheresaH1200
Reviewed 31 July 2019

this place is almost magical at night, the lights that light up what looks like a church- im not sure if it was as I did not go in. The empanadas as the place with the tarp are the best! only thing I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

A nice peaceful square for a gentle stroll with plenty of shade even on the hottest day. Take your picture in front of the large Merida sign with cathedral in background. Some hawkers and tour touts around but they generally leave you alone once you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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As you walk out the front door of the airport there is a line of Taxis to the left. Right by the first taxi in line will be a small building with a window where you will rent the taxi. You just tell them where you are going... More
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