Mérida’s centro historico is one of the largest historical districts in the Americas. It attracts a multitude of visitors each year, who come to experience the city’s nostalgic, old-world charm. This part of Mérida features streets lined with beautifully made and restored Colonial buildings, which include several cathedrals and museums.
In recent years, Mérida’s centro historico has attracted a great number of homebuyers looking to live surrounded by the city’s beauty and charm.
At a Glance
• Head to the historical district’s central plaza each Sunday to enjoy live musical performances or to get a taste of some of the best local delicacies being sold by the many street vendors.
• Drop by the Casa de Montejo, a historical landmark, which served as a shelter for soldiers before it was turned into a home for the family of Francisco de Montejo, Mérida’s first governor.
• The Cathedral de San Ildefonso is considered the oldest cathedral in the continent. The cathedral was built during the 1500s out of stones taken from the ruins of Mayan pyramids and temples.
• Learn more about the area’s fascinating history by joining a walking tour that will take you through its picturesque streets and avenues. Joining a tour is a great way to know the stories behind the Colonial buildings lining the district.
Mérida Centro Homes – Yucatán Real Estate
The centro historico of Mérida has a fantastic selection of homes for those looking to live in this beautiful old-world district. Many of the homes are all within a short distance from the city’s fine dining restaurants, art galleries, museums, theaters and shopping districts.
For homebuyers looking for a truly romantic setting, many of the Colonial homes offer a great combination of luxury and privacy, and are filled with great amenities, which include stone walls, Yucatan-style kitchens, outdoor patios, resort-style swimming pools, and lush tropical gardens.
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