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Mérida is an active cultural center with music and dance playing a key part in local life, not just for tourists.
Merida Many carved Maya stones were used to construct Merida in Spanish Colonial style in 1542 and these are still visible downtown, in the walls of the main Cathedral for example. Merida's old town (centro historico) still encompasses a great number of fine 18thC and 19thC buildings and even some of the old Spanish city gates.
Merida is not a good summertime destination as temperatures frequently hit 38C (100F) in May, just before the serious rains arrive in June and continue to October.
Sunday dance shows in Merida's historic centre are a free and routine event.
Life outside Merida's old town. Next, Uxmal Pictures.