Merida, Mexico
Date:
02/11/2001

PHOTOS
 
The 1711 building is home to the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan and features weekly folkloric ballet performances and cultural exhibitions.

Iglesia de la Tercera Orden de Jesus, built in 1618 from limestone of a Maya temple that previously stood at this spot, was the first Jesuit church in the Yucatan.


 
Nightlife at Parque Hidalgo

Built in 1885, the Palacio del Gobierno contains murals depicting the bloody history of the Yucatan.


 
Merida’s Catedral is Mexico’s oldest, begun in 1561 and completed 36 years later.

Unfortunately the atmosphere surpasses the food at Alberto’s Continental Restaurant.


 
The patio of Alberto’s Continental Restaurant

Alberto’s Continental Restaurant is such a gem that the restaurant stands on its own merit as a tourist site in Merida. The Salum family bought the property in the early 1960s and has lovingly remodeled the structure, dating back to 1727, to the present day restaurant and bar.


 
Restored and quite stunning mansions built by wealthy plantation owners in the 19th century line Paseo Montejo known locally as Merida’s Champs-Elysees

One of several fine museums in Merida that showcase the Maya history, culture and folklore of the region


 
Buggy rides are an attraction in Merida.


 
 
PAIGE'S NOTES
 
2 November 2001 – Visited Wal-Mart this afternoon, since I'm out of Woolite, and I do a tremendous amount of laundry in the sink. No luck finding the detergent, but I did uncover a massive store, stocked to the ceiling with local and imported goods of every imaginable kind, and packed with hundreds of customers, most with merchandise piled in their carts, and some just killing time. I saw first-hand the Americanizing of Mexico.

 
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  Day of the Dead (Jim)
  Merida - Part 2 (Jim)
  Merida - Part 1 (Jim)