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Maya Culture

Maya Legends about Animals

Animals who can light up their bodies at night, birds who sing like gods, and others who announce omens, are some of the legends, product of the imagination of the…

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Art

Pagliacci

It’s opera time in Mérida: at the beautiful José Peón Contreras Theater the curtain will rise on “Pagliacci” with the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatán, conducted by Juan Carlos Lomónaco. This…

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It's very yucatecan

Summertime Fruits You’ll Crave

With the arrival of summer, there are more opportunities to enjoy something sweet, natural, delicious and healthy! There is an abundant variety of seasonal fruits that grow in the Yucatán…

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Yucatán 360º in Photography

Whether it’s the vivid colors of its markets or the features and smiles of its people, the beaches that are one with the sky, its colonial and pre-Hispanic architecture, the…

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Traditions

Celebrating Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua is one of the most well-known and popular saints, especially among women who turn to him for help finding a mate. He is also an emblematic…

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Art, Colonial Cities, Shopping

Eclectic, Unique, and Passionate

Galería Tres Pájaros If I were asked to describe this place, I would say “eclectic,” “unique,” and “passionate,” but why? Come with me us to discover Galería Tres Pájaros. At…

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Yucatecan trova: Los Juglares

Music is the protagonist of many stories, especially if we are talking about Yucatecan “trova,” that particular style from this region performed mainly with guitar and “requinto” guitar. Los Juglares…

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Who are the maya?

Discover the Mystery behind the Zero

What does zero mean to you, “nothing”? Or is it just something you learned at school? Let’s solve the mystery of what it meant to the Maya. The zero, the…

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Who are the maya?

The Maya of Yucatán, a Living Culture

When you think of the Maya people, you probably imagine the ones who built the pyramids that we admire so much. We want you to know that the Maya are…

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Schedule a Visit to La Sala Art & Design Gallery

A space where you will be able to get up close to a variety of disciplines of contemporary art: painting, sculpture, design, and installations, all of them created by Alfredo…

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Traditions

El Hipil

Typical Garment Worn by Mestizas Influenced by the Spanish, the typical dress of Mestizas is the “terno”. It consists of three pieces: the “jubón”, which is a square lapel that…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Cantina Tour in Mérida

If you are looking for a relaxed ambience, typical Yucatecan food and snacks, and all kinds of drinks accompanied by live music, you will surely want to visit some of…

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Traditions

Holy Week and Easter

Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after he was crucified. In México, where 90% of the population is Catholic, Easter…

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The Story Behind the Mayab Trekkers

“Trekker, who goes on the trails, on the old trails of the Mayab,” as the beautiful Yucatecan song says, with words by Antonio Médiz Bolio and music by Guty Cárdenas;…

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Soho Galleries, For Delighting Your Senses With Art

“Art is the best language, a universal language that goes beyond any other,” says Adele Aguirre, owner of a unique art gallery in Mérida, Soho Galleries. If you are looking…

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Archaeological Sites, Maya Culture

Solar Splendor at Dzibilchaltún and Chichén Itzá

Every year in Yucatán, the god Kukulkán has a date on March 21 to show off his solar splendor and delight visitors with a unique astronomic show at to the…

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Catching the Breeze

In your walks around the neighborhoods of Mérida, you will have noticed that families are sitting in their chairs on the sidewalks enjoying the light breeze that cools the warm…

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Visit the Artists in Their Home at Galería Nahualli

A different experience in Mérida: you can witness art the way the Vázquez Medina family lives it every day, united by sculpture and painting, together with photography and fashion design….

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The Musical Sounds of Yucatán

And to the sounds of the tunkul they don’t tire of dancing…” (“El Tunkul”, Víctor M. Martínez & Carlos Marrufo) Since time immemorial, music has accompanied communities during the hunt,…

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Culture, History

House Museum Quinta Montes Molina

Yucatán has always been known for the famous “Green Gold” era, so-named for the henequén (sisal) that brought prosperity to the state. One of the most important icons of this…

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