Teatro Peón Contreras

Lonely Planet review

In front of the university building stands the enormous 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. The Yucatán Symphony Orchestra performs here Friday evening and Sunday at noon.