Plaza Grande represents a main gathering point in the heart of the city. The former Spanish "Plaza de Armas," it was built on the site of the ancient Mayan city of T'ho and named after the eponymous town in Spain. Rest in the shade of tall laurel trees that line the verdant square, or admire the historic buildings that surround it, with stuccoed pastel-colored facades. View the antique cathedral, one of the oldest in North America, people-watch, or take in the square's busy atmosphere. Add Plaza Grande to your Merida travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Merida tour itinerary planner.
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Plaza Grande Reviews
In Merida's typical hot weather, it is relaxing to get a shoe shine and watch the crowds. You will have people try to sell you handicrafts, but that could be fun, too. On Sundays, the entire plaza is.... more »
This is the main plaza, with free wifi and events. But because of the virus quarantine in this period there are no events to join. more »
Lovely park. Be sure to visit on a Sunday when there are extra seating areas and food stalls, music and entertainment. It’s a well maintained and beautiful park in front of the old cathedral. Got your Instagram letters to get you photo fix, lots of seating, a flag. It’s worth a wander. Also check out the covered walkway beside the catheter as they often display art to the public in there. The square is missing some nice cafes around the edge, unfortunately the best spots are occupied by a 7eleven, subway and a couple of dodgy diner looking places
Beautiful local square with lots of places to sit back and people watch!! Make sure to go in the evenings and check out all the activities that happen there on weekends and during certain times of the year where special festivals are held! There are also lots of street vendors selling a variety of different local desserts and cuisine’s. be aware of the high volume of traffic and people waking very quickly. The cathedral is spectacular and you can walk in and respectfully look around. I was saddened to see the large amounts of garbage in the city although there are cans everywhere the locals don’t seem to care too much about littering!
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