Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Museo Regional de Antropología

The massive Palacio Cantón houses the Museo Regional de Antropología, an anthropology museum with temporary exhibits focusing primarily on culture and history in the Yucatán (ie Maya customs), although some exhibits…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

A world-class museum celebrating Maya culture, the Gran Museo houses a permanent collection of more than 1100 remarkably well-preserved artifacts, including a reclining chac-mool sculpture from Chichén Itzá and a co…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Casa de Montejo

Casa de Montejo is on the south side of the Plaza Grande and dates from 1549. It originally housed soldiers but was soon converted into a mansion that served members of the Montejo family until 1970. Today it houses…
Top Choice Park in Mérida

Parque Santa Lucía

The pretty little Parque Santa Lucía has arcades on the north and west sides; this was where travelers would get on or off the stagecoaches that linked towns and villages with the provincial capital. Today it's a po…
Museum in Mérida

Museo de la Ciudad

The Museo de la Ciudad is housed in the old post office and offers a great reprieve from the hustle, honks and exhaust of this market neighborhood. There are exhibits tracing the city’s history back to pre-Conquest …
Museum in Mérida

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Housed in the former archbishop’s palace, the attractive Museo de Arte Contemporáneo holds permanent exhibitions of Yucatán’s most famous painters and sculptors, as well as revolving exhibitions of contemporary art …
Market in Mérida

Mercado Municipal Lucas de Gálvez

Mérida’s main market is an ever-evolving mass of commerce, with stalls selling everything from panuchos (fried tortillas stuffed with beans and topped with meat and veggies) to ceviche. The chaotic surrounding stree…
Cathedral in Mérida

Catedral de San Ildefonso

On the site of a former Maya temple is Mérida’s hulking, severe cathedral, begun in 1561 and completed in 1598. Some of the stone from the Maya temple was used in its construction. The massive crucifix behind the al…
Zoo in Mérida

Parque Zoológico del Centenario

The large, verdant Parque Centenario, bordered by Avenida Itzáes, features lions, bears, an aviary, a playground and bumper boats. It's about 12 blocks west of the main square. To get here take a 'R-2 Herradura' bus…
Museum in Mérida

Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán

In a building built in 1906, the Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán has a small rotating exhibition downstairs that features popular art from around Mexico. The permanent exhibition upstairs gives you an idea of how l…