Mérida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán and the Yucatán Peninsula. A veritable cultural center and picturesque city, have features multiple museums, art galleries, restaurants, movie theatres and shops. It also retains an abundance of beautiful colonial buildings. Each year, the MACAY Museum in Mérida mounts a new sculpture installation, featuring works from Mexico and one other chosen country. Each exhibit remains for ten months of the year. Mérida is also home to the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, which plays regular seasons at the Jose Peon Contreras Theatre on ‘Calle 60’ and features classical music, jazz and opera. La Casa de Piedra offers excellent local dishes, and it’s widely considered to be one of the best restaurants of the region.


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