The most languidly tropical of Mexico’s colonial cities, Mérida is a town of whitewashed façades, Moorish-style Spanish houses with deliciously shady, palm-filled patios, tall and plain 17th-century churches, and an unhurried street life. It is also at the center of the Yucatán’s distinctive culture, making it the best place to see and shop for traditional crafts and souvenirs.
Tourist office: Palacio Municipal • Calle 62/61 and 63 Centro
Tourist Info • 999 942 0000 • www.merida.gob.mx/turismo
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