Mérida has numerous cultural attractions that spotlight
regional history and culture. The Regional Museum of Anthropology
is housed in a giant white mansion on the corner of Paseo de
Montejo and Calle 43. Another must-visit is the Casa de la Cultura
del Mayab located on Calle 63 between 64 and 66.
Smaller museums include the Museum of the Yucatecan Song (Calle
57 between 48 and 50) and Dzibilchaltun's Museum of Maya Culture
(Mérida-Progreso Highway, Kilometer #16)
Every evening the city sponsors cultural activities in the
public plazas and parks. Thursdays, for example, you can listen
to traditional Yucatecan serenades in Santa Lucia Park. On Mondays
regional dances are performed at the City Hall.
The English Library,
#524 Calle 53, sponsors walking tours of homes and gardens.
The Casa de las Artesanías, Calle 63 #503 (between 64
and 66, offers a great introduction to local handicrafts, including
palm hats and hammocks.
The Leones de Yucatan
in Kukulcán Stadium.