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Merida English Library House & Garden Tours


Merida English Library House & Garden Tours
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12 Mar 2018
“house tours run weekly in winter by Merida English library fabulous and well organized”
20 Feb 2018
“Too popular”
The El Centro House & Garden Tour, operated by the non-profit Merida English Library, offers an opportunity to explore the Soul of El Centro! See behind the closed doors! Merida's Historic Center is the 3rd. largest in the Western world, and has...more
Calle 68 # 524 | Colonia El Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 924 8401
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Merida English library runs weekly house tours on Tuesday mornings through the winter and are absolutely terrific. We went through 3 homes with the owners present and were able to hear how they had the renovations done. Before the tour the library has someone...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We took the house tour. I love the idea of the tour but the experience was a bit of a disappointment for us. We had to wait in a long line to buy tickets; it’s best to come early. There is an interesting talk beforehand,...More

Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Brent was very interesting and had a lot of knowledge about Merida and the Yucatan. I would highly recommend this if you want to learn about the architecture and history of Merida. Bring water!

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The extremely well organized tour of homes begins with an introduction and history of Merida and the revival of the centro all held in the cool and charming courtyard of the library. The large group was split into groups of three which allowed for easy...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Merida English Language Library offers these tours November thru March, every Tuesday from 9-noonish. A tour guide explains a bit of the history of Merida to set the stage for the tour. Attendees are divided into groups (30 in our group...there were 3 groups...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have been on the MEL Tour of Homes many times over the past 10 years and have always enjoyed the diversity of homes included. This morning's tour, however, was very disappointing. All three houses were lackluster and poor examples of the magnificent architectural restorations...More

Thank 47babs
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What an excellent way to learn about the restoring all around in Merida Centro! It was very well attended when we were there so split into 3 groups of 12-15. Brent did a great job of teaching the history of the architecture and building of...More

Thank periodontaltherapy
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The tour is different every week, three homes each time. Depending on the speaker, you learn different things about Merida each time you attend. Such fun to see homes from different eras and what has been done to them.

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a wonderful activity put on by the Merida English library. What a great way to meet English speaking people living and visiting in Merida. The tour was awesome as you get to meet the owners of the houses and explore their house. The...More

Thank Hangry50
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Merida English Library hosts these walking tours on Tuesdays from November through March (or was it April). The tour begins with a history of Merida and how it has affected housing styles. It was very informative. Then, we walked to three houses within the...More

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