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[Central America Travel] Mexico: Merida

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Merida is one of the major cities located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The city of Merida is the largest city in Yucatan, strongly influenced by Spain, and has many European-style buildings. There are many Maya ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula, and you can enjoy sightseeing at the same time. Merida is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, as it has many tourist attractions, including the Pyramid of the Wizard.

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Location

Merida is a city located on the Yucatan Peninsula.

History

Merida was built in 1542 by Spanish settlers. There is a Spanish settlement in Merida, which still exists today. The overwhelming minority of the Spaniards has a history of living in fear of the assault of Mexicans. Merida has developed significantly economically due to the Eneken boom that occurred after the 19th century.

Climate

Merida has a very warm climate. Temperatures range from 20 ° C to 43 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Spanish is used in Mexico. In addition, more than 60 languages are used due to the large number of indigenous peoples.

Security

Merida is known as one of the safest cities in Mexico. It is a city where the crime rate is very low and you can stay with peace of mind.

Race

Mestizo accounts for 60% in Mexico. Others are indigenous and white.

industry

Merida has a very developed tourism industry. Many tourists visit the ruins because there are so many attractions such as architecture and traditional dance.

religion

More than 80% of Catholics are in Mexico. Others are Protestant, Jewish, and Buddhist.

currency

Mexican pesos are used in Mexico.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Piramide del Adivino

The Pyramid of the Wizard is a ruin that represents Uxmal. The huge 38m high pyramid, unlike other Maya and Egyptian pyramids, has an unusual shape with soft rounded curves.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún

Celestun is a small fishing village. The Celestun Biosphere Reserve is home to more than 200 species of wild birds, including flamingos, pelagic cormorants, great egrets and kingfishers. There are also many sightseeing tours.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Museo de Antropología de Xalapa

The Yucatan Anthropology Museum is a renovated facility of the Governor’s official residence. Learn about the history and culture of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mayan ruins.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Casa de Montejo

Merida’s oldest building since 1549, which was conquered by Spain. It is still used as a bank and is located in Zocalo in Merida.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Market Lucas de Galvez

The Lucas de Galvez Market is a thriving market for grocery-seeking Merida citizens. A wide range of foods are sold, including vegetables and fish, meat and spices, and processed foods.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Catedral de Mérida

It is the iconic cathedral of Merida. Most of them are Catholics in Mexico. It is also a photography spot.

Hotel

Merida has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Manuel Cresencio Lehon International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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