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What to find in a Yucatecan Christmas market

Located right in front of the high school Centro Universitario Montejo, the market hosts slow-food vendors on the weekends and maintains its crafts and decor market all throughout the week.

Ermita Park– The start of the original road to Campeche

Its yellow church, French cobblestone streets, and botanical garden are testimony of the passing of time throughout the capital.

Colonia Mexico: A modernist survivor in the world of Yucatán architecture

A neighborhood of great importance in the city, it emerged in the late 1940s, under the government of Ernesto Novelo Torres, but did not become relevant until the following decade. 

Nochebuenas: Mexico’s Christmas gift is a bright red plant

Nochebuenas, otherwise known as poinsettias, are the iconic Christmas season plant. They are the most widely sold potted plant in the world, and, a fact widely ignored outside the country, they are actually native to southeastern Mexico. 

Why expats like to play ‘Name That House!’

It’s not a quiz show — it’s a phenomenon that occurs a lot in Mérida, and perhaps other cities in Latin America as well, where expats have fixed up their dream retirement home and as the final touch on their restoration place a plaque on the wall next to the entryway that says “Casa Flores” or some such thing.

Elán Project: Young creatives take on Yucatecan design

Andrea and Ana Cristina met during college and have recently joined forces in Elán- their Architecture and furniture design studio.

Más que Arquitectura: Recording the architectural voice of Yucatán

As young architecture students eager to prove themselves, Ángel Sánchez and Javier Alonso wanted to create a platform that would bring the architectural world of Yucatán together. This intention created the radio show "Más que Arquitectura."

Casa Vagantes is a rescued wonder found behind Paseo Montejo

Casa Vagantes comprises a traditional abode with a surface of 70 square meters / 754 square feet and has been fully revamped with modern travelers in mind.

Cholul is a promising land for real estate, but villagers and traditions of the town remain

Although it has largely grown in popularity for newcomers, Cholul still retains its town designation as well as most of its traditions and customs.

Workshop Architects: The balance between history and modernity

Fabián Gutiérrez met Francisco Bernés while they were both studying architecture in UADY, the state university of Yucatán. After spending some time abroad in Austria, and through their shared influences, they started designing together. 

Botánica Alfabeta — Flowers are this photographer’s hidden talent

Weddings took up most of Fabrizio’s time, until the pandemic halted all social events. Then, as most anxious personalities did, he turned back into his hobbies to find purpose and inspiration.

Taller Estilo has worked on over 200 properties in Mérida Centro alone

“The Centro has really become our cornerstone,” says Atahualpa. “In the past 18 years we’ve restored, remodeled, and restructured over 200 houses in Centro alone.”

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What to find in a Yucatecan Christmas market

Located right in front of the high school Centro Universitario Montejo, the market hosts slow-food vendors on the weekends and maintains its crafts and decor market all throughout the week.

Ermita Park– The start of the original road to Campeche

Its yellow church, French cobblestone streets, and botanical garden are testimony of the passing of time throughout the capital.

Colonia Mexico: A modernist survivor in the world of Yucatán architecture

A neighborhood of great importance in the city, it emerged in the late 1940s, under the government of Ernesto Novelo Torres, but did not become relevant until the following decade. 

Entertaining

Jardín Baldío: Yucatán is growing wonderful food. Here’s where to enjoy it.

Jardín Baldío is a curated gastronomic experience featuring guest chefs, unique musical selections, and an ambiance that suits the theme of each event. 

Entertaining at home: Simple and festive Yucatán-inspired tablescapes

Here are some nearby shops to make your tabletop pop.

Patio furniture: What will survive in Yucatán

Most backyards in Mérida are open spaces, meaning furniture is exposed to the elements, such as the sun and the rain. These are some of the most important conditions to consider when choosing a new lounge set.

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Ermita Park– The start of the original road to Campeche

Its yellow church, French cobblestone streets, and botanical garden are testimony of the passing of time throughout the capital.

Colonia Mexico: A modernist survivor in the world of Yucatán architecture

A neighborhood of great importance in the city, it emerged in the late 1940s, under the government of Ernesto Novelo Torres, but did not become relevant until the following decade. 

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

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.

FMT Estudio: La Casita showcases the potential of small Centro properties

In today’s Centro, people are looking for properties that maintain the original essence of what there was, whilst becoming functional and enjoyable. FMT faced this challenge in 2018, with a project they dubbed “La Casita”. 

A walk through the Minaret — Moorish and French-style highlight the glamour of the Henequen era

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. 

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2 Cuban migrants die in shipwreck off Yucatán coast

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Angels: What makes Adele Aguirre’s new art exhibit at SoHo Galleries so moving

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Frustrated animal rights activists blockade Mérida shelter

The protestors set up camp outside of the facility and took to laying on mats and pieces of cardboard to demonstrate their commitment to settling the issue without violence.

Property taxes in Mérida to increase in 2022

Property taxes across Mérida are about to see a considerable increase. 
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