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Mérida decks the halls in time for Christmas

Christmas is a big deal in Mérida. But after the lackluster 2020 holiday season, people in the city seem to be getting more excited than ever. 

La Casa Azul — The bright blue icon behind Paseo de...

Built in the 19h century, the now boutique hotel was declared a Historic Monument in 1982, and to this day preserves its original French-style architecture. It has become one of the most iconic buildings in Paseo Montejo.

A walk through the Minaret — Moorish and French-style highlight the...

The splendor and flare of the mansions became a symbol of the economic success brought to the state by the “green gold era” — the henequén times, which coincided with the Porfiriato. 

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.

Paseo de Montejo mansions that need to be rescued again

For all of the historic mansions the Paseo de Montejo has lost, we're grateful for the ones that remain. What saved them...

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.

Bike rights: New rules strip safety requirements for cyclists

A jogger in Mérida yields to two cyclists on the Paseo de Montejo on Sunday morning in February. Photo: Lee Steele

Montejo monument vandalized as hundreds march for Women’s Day

An International Women's Day march in Mérida highlighted growing issues of gender violence and inequality, ending with...

Tourism official sues when parking spots at his hotel vanish

El Conquistador Hotel on the Paseo de Montejo, Mérida. Photo: Lee Steele Jorge Carrillo Sáenz, president of the...

One of the Twin Mansions becomes a private museum

Nearly 110 years after it was built, the public is invited to see inside one of Mérida's...

Monument to Maya heritage would replace Montejo statues at the Remate

A dignified monument honoring Yucatán' indigenous culture and inspired by pre-Hispanic Maya architecture has been proposed to replace a 2010 statue...

Artists on the Paseo

Artists set up shop every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the east side of the Paseo de Montejo.

Guided tours of the Paseo de Montejo prove popular

The city of Merida hosted guided tours of the Paseo de Montejo for just a brief period, but they caught on fast.

City tours begin along the grand Paseo de Montejo

Merida's Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Getty Merida, Yucatan – The Paseo de Montejo's mansions and monuments are beautiful, but...

Jazz Night at Moon Lounge Bar

Friday-night jazz in the Moon Lounge Bar, on the roof of Rosas y Xocolate on the Paseo de Montejo.

Ballet Azteca, Sons do Sisal at Noche Mexicana

A spectacular lineup for Noche Mexicana tonight at 8.

Have restaurants spread out too far into public spaces?

Dining under the stars is one of life's great pleasures. So is a sidewalk stroll, or a walk in the park. Somehow, these pursuits have collided. Literally.

Some mansions still abandoned on the Paseo de Montejo

Some of the Paseo de Montejo's grand mansions remain in a dilapidated condition, which is something one business leader has urged the government to act on.

Restorers in final stretch at iconic Monument a la Patria

The historic Monumento a la Patria, one of the most iconic sites of the Yucatecan capital, is almost ready again for its closeup.

2 from Kenya win Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Kenyan runners took the podium in the Mérida Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, which was followed by a festive stadium concert.

$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.

Final week for photo show on the Paseo

This is the final week to enjoy photos from school F2 Estación Visual, along the Paseo de Montejo at Calle 39, in front of the Municipal Archive.

Mayan artifacts return from China

A shipment of priceless Mayan artifacts returned recently to the Palacio Cantón in Mérida after being on display in China since November.

Billboard crackdown continues in Mérida

City authorities are using social media to boast about a crackdown on illegal billboards that have been a blight on the city.