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“Perfect for a stroll”
Review of Paseo de Montejo

Paseo de Montejo
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US$17.00*
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Merida City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This wide avenue, modeled after Paris' Champs Elysees, is lined with the mansions of Merida's old aristocracy.
South Florida, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Perfect for a stroll”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

If you're a walker and enjoy experiencing a city close up rather than from a tour bus this avenue is an absolute must. All of Merida is easy to explore by foot however this avenue with ample trees and wide sidewalks is the easiest and frankly the most lovely. The amazing examples of colonial architecture abound. Cafes restaurants and bars are everywhere which are a blessing due to the searing heat much of the year.

Visited May 2014
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Progreso, Mexico
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106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Take time to explore”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Paseo Montejo is constantly changing; new businesses, new paving, improvements in the major intersections (there are fewer heart-in-mouth roundabouts now). Appreciate Merida's importance as the financial center of Central America as you drive by the Porsche, Mercedes and Cadillac dealerships. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride to/from Centro.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

It's a great way to see this beautiful city. We were in Merida just for one night and felt like we had a great idea of the city. We were on our way to Progeso and we didn't know what to expect from the city but I was impressed of such a beautiful city. Really enjoyed this paseo.

Visited November 2013
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Redding, California
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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“open air our bus was fun”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

beautiful old homes along the Paseo. We took the open air bus tour to see the city which is a great way to acclimate yourself to your surroundings in a 2 hour tour.

Visited May 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Mérida's Champs-Élysées”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Many people assume (erroneously) that all of Mexico consists of shacks and dilapidated buildings. Mérida is a prime example of how metropolitan Mexico can be, and Paseo de Montejo is the city's Champs-Élysées. This is a beautiful tree-lined boulevard that's bordered by stately mansions, some of which still serve as residences but many of which now house museums and other businesses. There are monuments in the glorietas (roundabouts) that dot the street every few blocks (including my favorite: el Monumento a la Patria), and the more modern buildings house cafes with outdoor seating, providing a phenomenal viewpoint for watching the world pass by. When visiting Mérida, definitely set aside a few hours for a stroll up Paseo de Montejo, and if you're there on a Sunday, rent a bicycle to enjoy the biciruta, when a long stretch of the Paseo is closed to vehicular traffic and open only to bicycles.

Visited September 2013
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