Between Calle 60 and 62, 61 and 63, Centro Merida,
Plaza Grande, more formally known as Plaza de la Independencia or the Plaza Mayor, is the Mérida’s main square, and it as old as the city itself. In the very heart of the historic center, the Plaza Grande is flanked by the grand San Idelfonso Cathedral, houses of city and state government, the Olimpo Cultural Center, the Macay Museum, and many restaurants and shops. Vendors abound, particularly on Sundays.
One of the nicest plazas in Mexico, huge laurel trees shade the park’s benches and wide sidewalks. It was the religious and social center of ancient T’ho; under the Spanish, it was the Plaza de Armas, the parade ground, laid out by Francisco de Montejo (the Younger), according to Lonely Planet.
A ceremony is held daily marking the raising and lowering of the Mexican flag.