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Best Free Tours in Merida

Yucatan is one of the most famous travel destinations in the world, as well as one of the most beautiful states in Mexico. But if you are an adventurer who wants to go beyond the mass tourism routes, beyond the beaches of Cancun and Tulum, you need to come and visit Merida. With Free Walking Tours in Merida, you will be able to experience the true Mayan culture, the history of Spanish colonialism and how Mexican independence was forged. All this, with a local guide and on a pay-what-you-want basis. The engaging Essential Merida City Tour covers all the main landmarks in the city in just a few hours. There are also some Free Food Tours that take you to markets and street food stalls. It is an introduction to both the national Mexican cuisine and the delights of Yucatecan gastronomy. Book now and enjoy true Mexico independently!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Merida

Did you know that Merida is the safest city in all of Mexico and with the highest quality of life? In addition, the capital of Yucatan offers tourists a treasure of more than 3,000 colonial houses built between the 16th and 19th centuries, majestic avenues, lively parks and interesting museums. Book several Free Tours in Merida and discover its most outstanding attractions with a local guide. The historic center of Merida is organized around the Plaza Grande (Big Square) and the enormous Cathedral of San Idelfonso. Nearby is the Municipal Palace and the spectacular Montejo's House, which belonged to the powerful dynasty that conquered the city. Throughout the tour, your guides will tell amusing anecdotes about the founding of the city in 1542, where does the nickname "White City" come from, and why the export of a certain cactus placed Merida at the head of the world textile industry.

Things to Do in Merida

You might have joined several Merida Free Walking Tours, but no trip to the city would be complete without a stroll under the trees along stately Montejo Avenue. As you walk its 6 km, you will find the trendiest shops, bars and restaurants in all of Yucatan. Along the way you can stop for a delicious 'nieve' (ice cream) or a 'marquesita' (crepes filled with cajeta and condensed milk). Reaching the end of the boulevard, you will find a particularly photogenic spot: the Monument to the Fatherland. Merida is also an ideal place to plan excursions to other parts of the Yucatan. The Santa Barbara cenotes are much less crowded than those in the south of the peninsula, and the entrance tickets are much cheaper! Here you can also book private one-day excursions to the stunning Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Kabah. Finally, Merida is the gateway to the beaches of northern Yucatan and the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve.

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