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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.
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.
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.
A group of protesters staged a demonstration in front of the monument to the Montejo, vandalizing it and chanting anti-colonialistic slogans.
For all of the historic mansions the Paseo de Montejo has lost, we're grateful for the ones that remain. What saved them were the...
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.
Yucatán's new transit rules have done away with requirements such as equipping bicycles with front-facing lights. The new ordinance also no longer demands that cyclists...
An International Women's Day march in Mérida highlighted growing issues of gender violence and inequality, ending with another monument covered with spray paint. The...
Jorge Carrillo Sáenz, president of the Yucatan Tourism Business Council (Cetur) and the Paseo de Montejo Foundation, filed a protective order with the court...
Just as monuments to Confederate figures are coming down in the United States, so should the statue depicting the Spanish conquerors who appear to...
The city of Merida hosted guided tours of the Paseo de Montejo for just a brief period, but they caught on fast.
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 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.
The historic Monumento a la Patria, one of the most iconic sites of the Yucatecan capital, is almost ready again for its closeup.
Restoration work on the Monumento a la Patria could start as early as October if INAH approves a plan of action in time.
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