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Plaza Grande

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Address: Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: 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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The hotbed of Merida activity

No matter when we passed by the park- it was buzzing. Always so much activity here and it is crammed with locals- far outnumbering the tourists Do plan to sit and watch the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No matter when we passed by the park- it was buzzing. Always so much activity here and it is crammed with locals- far outnumbering the tourists Do plan to sit and watch the amazing energy of this very energetic space

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Santa Paula, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for people watching. Lots of free entertainment. Excellent food and displays on Sunday mornings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Merida is a great city to share with family and friends. The Plaza Grande is beautiful and you can shop for local Guayaberas, Arts, Food, and enjoy their typical afternoon cultural dances. This is a must if you are traveling Merida.

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Opelika, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This seem to be a favorite hangout for locals. It was a very busy place. There were many people trying to sell you things from cigars to jewelry. The big item they were pushing were hammocks. Of course, if you wait awhile they will drop some prices for you. The architecture of the buildings is beautiful. It reminded me of... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent center city square with a free planned event nightly. Dancing, bands, light shows on the front of the various buildings, great restaurants all around the Plaza Grande. Money exchange, shopping. Try the red walled Torta Shop on the corner across the street left if your looking at the Cathedral. Got full for around a buck on Chicken Mole Tortas... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there on a Sunday, which is a day the whole plaza transform with food service on the street, no cars allowed to transit in there, and individual stores from all sorts of high quality artisan works. The Government palace is there as well as the Cathedral.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The plaza grande in Merida is a great location from which to fan out and see the city. The great cathedral, municipal palace, and several restaurants are all within steps of the plaza. Cafe Punta del Cielo serves good coffee and the staff is very friendly. Always something happening around the plaza, especially on weekends.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old cathedral with fine decoration but not elaborate. A large imposing structure facing onto the main square

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime we went to the Plaza, which is lovely, we had different very friendly men strike up a conversation then proceed to tell us about a certain store that was the "only authentic" store for Mayan goods. Usually the man would also say " they are closing early today and will be closed all week, so go now" And they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a busy day visiting archeological sites, it is good to sit down in this lovely park and watch the locals. It's beautiful, clean and a good atmosphere. Have drink or check your emails (free wifi !)

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