1. Visit the Palacio de Gobierno (governor’s palace) on the Plaza Grande and take in the majestic Salón de la Historia (history salon) featuring 27 murals by renowned Yucatecan painter Fernando Castro Pacheco.
2. Have fun and get some fresh air on the Biciruta, every Sunday at Animaya and also in Centro Histórico and Paseo de Montejo from 8 am to 12:30 pm; the evening version takes place on Paseo de Montejo the first Saturday of the month from 5 to 9 pm.
3. If you are looking for a family outing, the El Centenario zoo is for you. There is an aviary, herpetarium, and play area. Av. Itzáes at the corner of Calle 59. Free entry.
4. Casa Azul, historic monument hotel on Calle 60, has culinary options in an ambience of tranquility and elegance.
5. Go back in time to the Porfiriato era visiting Casa Museo Montes Molina, which still has the original table settings and furniture from that period. Paseo de Montejo between Calle 33-A y 35.
6. Visit the gothic-style Iglesia de las Monjas church, dating from the 16th C. In the former cloisters visit Casa de las Artesanías, where you can admire and purchase handcrafts made by Yucatecan hands.
7. You’ll have a unique experience at the Mercado Lucas de Gálvez; colors, tastes, and much more. Try the most delicious exotic fruits like the “huayas” or the “cocoyol”.
8. Get ready for the 2nd Festival Internacional de Cine de Mérida y Yucatán (film festival) from April 28 – May 4 in various locations. Guest country: Italy.
9. The best view of Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo is from the deck at Cúbaro, what better setting for a special dinner!
10. You can’t leave Mérida if you haven’t purchased a typical bluse, hammock, or guayabera, in the handcrafts stores or in the Mercado.
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