Perfect introduction for those who visit Mérida for the first time. Enjoy a half day city tour where you have the occasion to discover Merida’s landmarks, to get a bite of the historical aspects of the city at the same time you get to know traditional craftwork and local products.
The tour starts with a visit to Mercado Principal of Mérida, a multi floor building where dozens of little shops offer merchandise such as fruits, vegetables, medical herbs, crafts, local products and much more.Later, you will have a stop at the Heladeria Coromoto, an ice cream parlor widely known for getting an entry in the Guinness book for setting a record of 860 flavors. There you will have a wide range of ice cream flavors selection that goes from salmon to garlic or spaghetti, etc. Please note that around 60 different flavors are display daily. For sure this bunch of options will satisfy everyone’s taste.Next the tour heads into at the Plaza Bolivar where you will have the opportunity to see the Libertador Simon Bolivar’s statue, to admire the Basilica de La Inmaculada Concepcion, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Venezuela.Afterwards, a brief visit to the Governor’s Palace and Universidad de Los Andes Rectorate Building.You will end the tour by having a historical insight of the city by having a stop at Casa de los Gobernadores, place where the Spanish governors of the Colonial period once ruled the province of Mérida. The colonial house serves as art gallery to exhibit painting of the governors as well as some other personalities well known for their public and academic relevance.