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Culture

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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Who are the maya?

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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It's very yucatecan

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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It's very yucatecan

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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Who are the maya?

The “Balam:” A Legend Nearing Extinction

The sacred universe of the pre-Hispanic Maya was made up of a totality that included mankind, natural phenomena, heavenly objects, and more. The animals were essential symbols, associated with vital…

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Traditions

Carnaval Mérida: The Fiesta that Unites us

This month of February marks an iconic annual event in our city: Carnaval de Mérida in the Plaza Carnaval in Xmatkuil, and as always it promises to be filled with…

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Culture, Living in Yucatán

Full Moon Jazz Festival

What better way to support education in Telchac Puerto than by listening to live jazz and dancing under the stars! Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 18th for the fabulous…

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Who are the maya?

What You Didn’t Know About “Chicle”

Most of us have tried all kinds of chewing gum, with a variety of flavors, colors and even different smells. But, did you know that “chicle” (gum) was born in…

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A unique Musical Experience at an Hacienda of Yucatán

Imagine the experience of internationally known musicians performing less than a meter away from you, in an intimate concert at a hacienda… only in Yucatán! Russia, Bulgaria, the USA, and…

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Art

Mérida, Capital Americana de la Cultura 2017

Walking along the emblematic Paseo de Montejo, where the Monumento a la Patria is located, a Cultural Heritage Treasure of Mérida, you can observe the beautiful façades from the French…

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It's very yucatecan

Learn how to “Speak Yucatecan”

Learn the basics to be able to understand and communicate in Yucatecan Spanish, including the most commonly used phrases like “¡vaya biem!” (have a nice day). It is said, with…

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Art

Open Borders Exhibition at SoHo Galleries

Inauguration: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 7 pm Given the times, it is especially important for us to remember that art knows no boundaries. Art unites people and transcends borders. SoHo…

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