For Colonial Cities in Mexico, see the Yucatan's Merida
Of Colonial Cities in Mexico, Merida Shines
It's hard to beat Merida as far as colonial cities go. Although most Mexico-bound tourists gravitate to Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Merida has been gaining in popularity in the past few years.
It's a massive city, one million population, and only three hours from Cancun by paid highway. This city truly has it all: An impressive main plaza, a large promenade with stately mansions (Paseo de Montejo), horse-drawn carriages (calesas), museums, roving mariachi bands, Mexico's oldest cathedral built in 1561, towering trees, lovely gardens, and a teaming market (Mercado Lucas de Galvez) that takes up several city blocks with everything from fresh vegetables, meat and spices to live birds, hardware, and hammocks.
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