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The capital of the Yucatan state, Merida is also the region's largest city, and a town steeped in rich colonial culture. Spanish colonial buildings and paved streets can be found throughout the city including Catedral de San Ildefonso -- one of the oldest buildings of its kind in the Americas. Meridia boasts the third largest centro historico district in the Americas behind Mexico City and Havana, Cuba.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Merida
If you go, go on sunday.. Sunday's are the best!
Also, hostal Nomades is the awesome and they know how much you should pay for souvenirs.. and where you can get the best hammocks or hats for the best price..
If you want a free tour around the city, you should look very-tourist-like and wander around on the mainsquare.. If you're lucky there will be a guy who tells you he really wants to learn english and give you a little tour, you should ask questions and let him show you everything and tell all the stories, they know their history... Actually it's just a guy who tries to convince you to buy something, locally made.. but before they get a chance to fool you, you fooled them ; )

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Let's see...when traveling to Merida, be sure to NOT DRINK THE WATER!!!  Most of my church group got very sick when they drank the water.  I even had some bad runs!!! Also, be sure to brush up on your spanish and take a passport.  My church group got stuck in Atlanta because we thought we didn't need a passport.  However, of all the places, Merida had the most beautiful sunset.  I felt moved and touched and have never felt more close to heaven than I have watching the Mexican sunset!!!
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okay so I decided while visiting cancun area that i wanted to have a taste of the real mexico, and took a bus from ther about 4 hours, luckily bus had a toilet and my Spanish is good enough. So anyway, Merida is a nice local town, I didn't see another tourist while visiting. Really great mexican food there, there are many nice musuems, spanish sytle homes. I'd recommend it, but not strongly, only unless you are coming near to Merida  to see ruins at Coba
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