Merida White Weathered Door Mexico

Wandering through Merida’s Colonial Centro: A Photo Essay

Merida, the capital of Mexico's Yucatan, is famed for being a cultured, vibrant colonial city. Founded in 1542 by the Spanish, the city has a ton of history and amazing 18th century architecture. It's also a stone's throw from the port and beaches of Progreso and Celestun, the lovely yellow city of Izamal and the Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltún and Uxmal. Come along with me as I take a photo journey through Merida's Santiago neighborhood in the old Centro area of the city...