Mérida is the biggest town in Yucatan. Its history is marked by its Mayan past which you can still see today in the mixed races of its inhabitants, of whom a large number have Mayan origins.
Since the Spanish conquest, Mérida has been the cultural capital of the region. There are numerous museums and art galleries which are very interesting to visit. Over to you to explore...
Mérida is the capital
of Yucatan peninsula, a must see region during a trip to Mexico
. Its historic center is the 2nd biggest in the country, after that of the capital, Mexico City. Walking on the "zocalo", which is what the Mexicans call the Main Square, gives you a panorama of colonial architecture, a legacy of the Spanish conquest. For example, Merida cathedral is a masterpiece. During my stay I found out it was built on the ruins of Mayan pyramids which were destroyed by the Spanish when they arrived in 1542.