Taylor Explores the World

Exploring the World One Experience at a Time

  • 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. […]

  • San Sebastian Neighborhood

    San Sebastian Neighborhood

    Church Location: Corner of Calles 72 and 75 Park Location: Corner of Calles 72 and 77, Merida  The San Sebastian neighborhood is filled with working class tiny cube houses.  A door and a single window are all that graces their small facades because it is all that will fit.  Their style and differentiation is achieved […]

  • Santiago Neighborhood

    Santiago Neighborhood

    Location: On Calle 59 between Calles 70 and 72, Merida After stopping at the Santiago Mercado we continued our walk through the beautiful Santiago neighborhood.  We passed by the brilliantly maintained Iglesia de Santiago, built in 1637, and rested for a few minutes in Parque de Santiago.   Close to the church a group of women […]

  • CerveFrió Licolería San Sebastián

    CerveFrió Licolería San Sebastián

    Location:  Calle 75 #555 between Calles 70 and 72, across from San Sebastián Church, Merida Hours: 10:00-22:00 CerveFrió Licolería San Sebastián is across from the San Sebastián Church.  A nice young lady was working when we went in.  She answered all of our questions with a huge smile and gladly posed for a photograph.  For […]

  • Santiago Market

    Santiago Market

    Location: On corner of Calles 57 and 70, next to the church and park with the same name.   Mercado de Santiago, Santiago Market, is located in the Santiago neighborhood.   A small, well stocked Mercado; it carries most of the perishables you could dream of: vegetables, fruits, flowers, meats, dairy products, spices, recadas (spice mixes), clothing […]

  • Mansión Mérida

    Mansión Mérida

    Location: Calle 60 between Calles 59 and 61, Merida                   Next to Hidalgo Park While sitting in Hidalgo Park, my eyes caught a glimpse of an outside eatery.  As I looked at it, I noticed a beautifully intricate entryway behind it.  I asked Leroy if we could check it out.  We walked toward it and […]

  • Hidalgo Park

    Hidalgo Park

    Location: Corner of Calle 59 and Calle 60, Merida. The black statue of Hidalgo sits atop a huge phallus shaped monument with stairs leading to it, draws your eyes naturally into Hidalgo Park.   The black statue at night lacks spot lighting, surprisingly, making it unnoticeable – sadly I never saw it was there until […]

  • Parque de la Madre

    Parque de la Madre

    Location: Calle 60 between 57-A and 59 As we walked back to our hotel from Pasaje de la Revolucion, we stumbled upon Parque de la Madre or Parque de Maternidad.  Despite the late hour, the mother-children statue was lite beautifully and fully so much so it drew you into the tranquil park.   You could easily […]

  • Pasaje de la Revolución

    Location:  An alleyway between Merida Cathedral and MACAY museum that connects Calle 60 and 58 As we wandered about el centro, we saw a huge archway glowing red on Calle 60.  As we got closer the glowing green eastern entrance on Calle 58 drew my eye through the entire alleyway, taking it all in at […]

  • Church of the Third Order

    Location: On corner of Calle 60 and Calle 59, next to Parque de la Madre, Merida A beautiful church Iglesia de la Tercera Orden, Church of the Third Order, is located right next door to the Parque de la Madre.  Elaborate and beautiful the church was built in 1620 by the Jesuits, who did not take […]

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