Plaza Principal

Plaza Principal

In the main square of Mérida you can find the Government Palace (opened on September 15, 1892), the Cathedral of San Ildefonso-Archbishop of Toledo (which was the first to be erected on land in the Americas), the Museum of Contemporary Art (originally Episcopal Palace), the Montejo House or Casa de Montejo, which was built between 1543 and 1549 by Francisco de Montejo y León "El Mozo". La Plaza Grande, as it is normally called by the Meridians, is the obligatory point of departure when touring the city. There is also the municipal palace, the Olympic Cultural Center and nearby is the Daniel Ayala Theatre, Hidalgo Park, the beautiful Church of the Third Order, The park of the mother, the magnificent Jose Peon Contreras theater and the central building of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, among many other historical sites and cultural venues.

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