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Plaza Grande

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Address: Merida, Mexico
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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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Nice square

The Plaza Grande is your typical square. This one was larger than others in the area. There is also a nice cathedral across the street. Check the events in the area to see if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried to visit Plaza Grande and Merida's centro, but found that it was a very busy district lacking in easy parking. Shops around the square did not appear interesting, so we just drove by. Not worth the trouble. Better to visit a calmer town, such as Valladolid.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can easily skip your visit to Plaza Grande, only Grande about it would be waste of your time, many better things to do while in Merida.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Plaza Grande is your typical square. This one was larger than others in the area. There is also a nice cathedral across the street. Check the events in the area to see if anything is happening at the Plaza Grande. I believe Sunday nights is the traditional dancing but there were many other events that took place at the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with great historical buildings. Also good restaurants and coffee shops to have breakfast and see people walk by. Lively at night.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very charming place to visit day or night. Has so many Yucatan symbols and history sites. Not easy to park around, so plan your parking spot ahead.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so pleased to be back in Merida for another Christmas season and once again, Plaza Grande didn't disappoint. SO very lovely, especially at night...and SAFE! We were in the city for a week and walked to the square a number of times. One evening we sat on a bench and listened to a band play traditional carols. So... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plaza Grande in Merida is attractive by both day and night. It is a wee bit smaller than the typical Latin American plaza, however, is chock-full of activity, people, and local color. There are horse drawn carriages for hire as well. The plaza contains a cathedral and government buildings, as is customary. I liked all of the lights at... More 

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Bowling Green, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People come here for a stroll or just to sit a while. Tourists come to get their pictures taken in front of the MERIDA sign. There's free wi fi in this public area. Great place to sit while waiting for the cathedral to open at 4 p.m. Wonderful Nativity scene decorations for Christmas drew a crowd.

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Walkersville MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Title says most of it all. The only thing uncomfortable about the cathedral is its creation, built by Mayans from stones of a Mayan temple the Mayans were forced to destroy themselves. I can't imagine how demoralizing the expereince must have been almost five hundred years ago.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the center of centro Merida. It is a fairly large town square with lots of benches and trees. There is a nativity scene set up for the Christmas season and a large and colorful Merida sign to take photos in front of. Lots of locals sit here in the evenings. It does not have food or sellers of... More 

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