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Mérida’s top attractions
- Start in the old town to see colonial architecture, including the Catedral de San Ildefonso, a massive cathedral that was built using stone from ancient Mayan structures in the area.
- Take a day trip to explore and wander the Mayan ruins of nearby Uxmal and Kabah
- Visit the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, which is dedicated to the native peoples of the Yucatan and showcases more than 1,100 preserved artifacts.
- Shop for locally-made goods and souvenirs; hammocks are especially popular.
- Sample traditional food and drink like corn, wild turkey, squash, chiles and xtabentun, a Mayan liqueur made from fermented honey.
Best time to travel to Mérida
Mérida is warm and sunny year-round. The best seasons to visit are fall and winter, when the humidity is low. Travel to Mérida in January to take part in the month-long festivities that celebrate the city’s founding in 1542. The family-friendly Carnival takes place in late winter or early spring.