Teatro Peón Contreras
- cnr Calles 60 & 57
- visitors 9am-6pm Tue-Sat
Lonely Planet review for Teatro Peón Contreras
North of the Iglesia de Jesús is the enormous bulk of the Teatro Peón Contreras, built between 1900 and 1908, during Mérida’s henequén heyday. It boasts a main staircase of Carrara marble, a dome with faded frescoes by Italian artists, and various paintings and murals throughout the building.