Taylor Explores the World

Category: Merida

  • Paseo de las Ánimas

    Paseo de las Ánimas

    Hanal Pixán is the Yucatec Maya’s version of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and is a three day celebration occurring between October 31st and November 2nd.  Its purpose is to commemorate the link between the living and the dead by honoring friends and relatives who have passed away.  They do this […]

  • Bar San Juan

    Bar San Juan

    Location:  Calles 67A and 64, Merida We had fought the crowd to see the Hanal Pixanactivities and were in desperate need of a drink and a restroom.  Bar San Juan’s tall doors had intrigued me the day prior, so in we went.  Inside the old building, the 20 foot ceilings had exterior wooden beams picketing […]

  • Tienda Matriz Monjas

    Tienda Matriz Monjas

    Location: Inside the Casa de la Cultura, the former Convento de Monjas                 Calle 63 #519 between Calles 64 and 66 Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30-21:00 and Sunday 10:00-17:00 Tienda Matriz Monjas – Casa de las Artesanías del Estado de Yucatan is a state sponsored store that sells traditional Mayan […]

  • LA68 Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska

    LA68 Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska

    Location: Calle 68 #470  corner of Calle 55, Merida Hours: 8:30-2:00 LA68, Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska, was around the corner from our hotel, Ko’ox Art 57.  One night Leroy ran out to grab some beer for us from CerveFrió Cervellama Kukulkan and decided to check it out.  He walked in and looked around but […]

  • Restaurant El Cangrejito

    Restaurant El Cangrejito

    ADRESS:  Calle 57 between Calle 64 and Calle 66, Merida HOURS: 9:00-17:00 RESTAURANT STYLE: Taco Stand PRICE: $15-16mxn a taco I had saw Restaurant El Cangrejito, “The Little Crab”, was rated as one of the best taco stands in Merida on Yucatan Living during my research prior to our trip.  I was very excited to […]

  • Serenata Yucateca

    Serenata Yucateca

    Location:  Santa Lucia Park, Calle 55 between Calles 60 and 62 (closer to Calle 60 than 62) Weekly Day: Thursday Time: 21:00 Cost: Free Serenata Yucateca (Yucatecan Serenade) is a weekly free event at Santa Lucia Park on Thursday nights at 21:00.  We went early, around 20:30, to get good seats.  Good thing we did […]

  • El Nuevo Tucho Restaurante Centro

    El Nuevo Tucho Restaurante Centro

    Location: Calle 60 #482 between Calle 55 and 57, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Hours:  12:00-21:00 Show:  15:30 Restaurant Style: Botana I had seen this botana, El Nuevo Tucho Restaurant, listed on TripAdvisor and was eager to try it; free food for drinking, how could you go wrong?  It was easy enough to find, just a few […]

  • Golden Altar of Candelaria Temple

    Golden Altar of Candelaria Temple

    Location:  Calle 64 between Calles 65 and 67, Merida Templo de la Candelaria was built in 1706.  Its terra cotta colored facade opens to an awe inspiring golden altar.  I do not know who they were trying to impress but 300 years later it is still absolutely stunning and effective because they completely impressed me.  […]

  • San Juan Neighborhood

    San Juan Neighborhood

    Arch Location: Across Calle 64 near Calle 69-A Church and Monuments Location:  Faces Calle 64 and forms one block with Calles 64, 67A, 62, 69A The San Juan neighborhood is one of the original neighborhoods of Merida’s upper class.  The facades are painted solid in colors and have long, smooth stucco fronts with many elaborate […]

  • Ermita de Santa Isabel Neighborhood

    Ermita de Santa Isabel Neighborhood

    Location:  On the corner of Calles 66 and 77A, Merida Iglesia de Ermita de Santa Isabel, or Ermita de Santa Isabel Church, was built in 1748 by Gaspar González de Ledezma.  Formerly known as the Church of the Lady Good Trip; it was thought to provide travelers with a good end to their painful journey. […]