Mérida (T′hó' or Ichkanzihóo (the original name), in Modern Maya) is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán. It is located in the northwest part of the state, about 35 km (22 miles) from the Gulf of México coast, at 20°58′12″N, and 89°37′12″W. The city is also the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name which surrounds it. In the census of 2005 the population of the city was 734,153, ranking 13th among the most populous Mexican cities. The population of the municipality was 781,146. The municipality's area is 858.41 km2 (331.43 sq mi). The metropolitan area includes the municipalities of Mérida, Umán and Kanasín and had a population of 886,188 in the same 2005...
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Mérida is the capital city of the state of Yucatán. Known as "White City" because of the large use of white limestone and white paint this traditional city depicts much of the splendor of Colonial México. This is by no means to say that Mérida still exists in a time warp, and the contrary could be said. There is old and new exhibited in everything from fashion to architecture...
The weather in Merida is consistently pleasant year-round. After all, the latitude as the same as Honolulu, Hawaii! From October through March the weather is heavenly – usually bright sunny days and very occasional showers. The average high temperature is 30°C (86°F) and the average low is 19°C (67°F). From April through September, the average high temperature is 34°C (93.5°F) and average low is 23°C (73°F). During the rainy season, from June through September, it's usually sunny until late afternoon and then it rains for an hour or two.
Mérida, a city of about 1 million people, is a wonderful mixture of colonial city and cosmopolitan destination. With Merida as your base, you can visit cathedrals and churches, Mayan ruins, museums, haciendas and cenotes. You'll also find movies, theaters, important hospitals, public and private schools, four universities, shopping malls with such stores as Sear's, and chain stores such as Sam's, Costco and WalMart as well as the Mexican chains of Liverpool, Comercial Mexicana/MEGA, Soriana and Sanborn's. ...
Did you ever wonder what lies hidden behind those doors? Step behind the mysterious facades of Mérida, Yucatán, and enjoy firsthand the beauty and majesty of real Spanish colonial architecture unlike any in the rest of Mexico. These centuries-old residential treasures are being rescued as a new generation of owners rejuvenates them to their former grandeur. The Mérida House & Garden Tour was conceived as a benefit for the Mérida English Library, and is conducted by local resident Keith Heitke...
Capital of the state of Yucatán, the historic city of Merida makes an excellent base for exploring the Yucatán's awesome Mayan treasures, eco tourism sites, and is also a fascinating colonial city destination in its own right. Merida lies only 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the western Yucatán gulf coast and the beach resort of Progreso.
This is one of México's most hospitable and nostalgic colonial cities, even
with a population of around over 1 million. Similar to the city of Oaxaca,
Merida combines colonial-era architecture with a rich Indian heritage.
Attractions center around the city's lovely zocalo, bordered by graceful
buildings and shade trees. Many of the city's older buildings, dating back to
the 17th and 18th century, have white and pastel exteriors. The city has been
called the "White City" because of this fact.
Numerous museums and markets bring alive the area's fascinating Mayan culture, while surrounding the city are some of the world's most important ancient archaeological sites. The cities of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Sayil, Kabah, Labna, and Edzna are within a 160 km. (96 miles) radius of Mérida. ...
The beautiful city of Mérida is the capital of the State of Yucatán. It is
situated in the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula, 196 km from
Campeche and 319
km from Cancun
Founded in 1542 by the Spaniard Francisco de Montejo over the ruins of the Mayan city T'ho and receiving its name to evoke the conquerors the city of Merida in Spain. The Cathedral of San Ildefonso was founded with the huge stones dismantled from the pyramids.
Mérida is known as the White City, nowadays one of the most tranquil and safest cities in México. Her remote Mayan roots, superb colonial monuments and the splendor of her turn to the XIX century architecture, has made Mérida a captivating mixture of cultural influences...
Only in Mérida for one day? Here's a list of what you can do in one day to see as much as possible...
By Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz, Historian of Mérida, translation by Mary Maas.
The presentation that Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz, historian of Mérida, imparted January 5 2013 at the Olimpo auditorium, in honor of the 464th anniversary celebration of the founding of Mérida, Yucatán.