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After more than 2 months, why are Mérida’s most iconic monuments...

Since the protests held on International Women’s Day back in early March, several of Mérida’s historic monuments remain covered in graffiti. 

Mérida’s Monumento a la Patria — a temple to unity, history,...

El Monumento a la Patria is without a doubt one of Mérida's most recognizable landmarks. Even visitors passing through the city for only a day, or even a few hours, likely stop by and visit this iconic monument. 

New design announced to replace Mexico City’s controversial Columbus statue

A replica of a prehispanic sculpture of a woman will replace Mexico City’s controversial Columbus statue.

Monument to the Montejo ‘covered in blood’ once again

A group of protesters staged a demonstration in front of the monument to the Montejo, vandalizing it and chanting anti-colonialistic slogans.

Mérida’s monument to the Montejo, an icon of history or bigotry?

Just over a decade ago, a statue of Francisco de Montejo, known as El Adelantado (the one that came first) and his son, Francisco de Montejo, el Mozo were erected on Mérida’s Remate, the starting point of Avenida Paseo de Montejo.

Monument to Maya heritage would replace Montejo statues at the Remate

Just as monuments to Confederate figures are coming down in the United States, so should the statue depicting the Spanish conquerors who appear to...

$1.25M-peso restoration due at Monumento a la Patria

Restoration work on the Monumento a la Patria could start as early as October if INAH approves a plan of action in time.

30 public monuments, fountains get a lift

Thirty public monuments and fountains around the city are being repaired and upgraded under a municipal program that also emphasizes energy efficiency.

Critics rip Mérida’s 5 ugliest monuments

Our historic center is filled with glorious architecture and monuments. But modern Mérida doesn't always get it right when installing public artwork, according to a local website.