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Tag: Merida 2014

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]