Paseo de Montejo: Walk the Most Emblematic Avenue of Mérida
Cultural delight at every step
2022-08-29 | merida
Mérida is a city recognized for its safety, architecture, culture, traditions, music, gastronomy and handicrafts, making it one of the most recommended tourist places in Mexico. Additionally, it is close to many different natural and archeological wonders of the Mayan world, allowing visitors to discover a variety of spaces during their stay in the many beautiful hotels in Merida.
One of the most emblematic and representative spaces of Mérida is the Paseo de Montejo, which is the main avenue of the city, where various museums, restaurants with typical gastronomy of the region, commemorative monuments, and buildings with ancient colonial architecture are located. In short, it is one of the top destinations for many tourists and residents who seek to venture out and learn more about the historical or cultural landmarks of the city.
In short, if you are staying in one of the many hotels in Merida and looking for what to do for the day, we invite you to walk along the Paseo de Montejo and enjoy a wonderful historical, representative and cultural space that the city offers you. Additionally, in this avenue, you can buy multiple objects, such as handicrafts to decorate your home or special gifts for a loved one.
Monument to the Homeland
One of the first stops when touring Paseo de Montejo is the renowned and emblematic Monument to the Homeland, which was sculpted in stone by a Colombian artist known as Rómulo Rozo. In it, you can see around 300 images that were carved to tell the history of Mexico, demonstrating not only the Spanish conquest and customs but also trying to teach a little about the culture of the country's ancestors.
Likewise, this monument showcases all the States of Mexico and other representative national images the sculptor's idea was to highlight the history of the country and demonstrate the customs or beliefs that date back to those times. Therefore, if you are looking for a place to take incredible pictures or learn more relevant aspects of the city, this avenue will be the one.
Quinta Montes Molina
It is the luxurious house where the Montes Molina family lived, which has been preserved until now and continues with the original furniture; in this, multiple social, cultural and important events of the city are celebrated. Likewise, it is considered a museum, where people have the opportunity to enter and go back in time while observing each of the decorations inside.
It is also a house with ancient architecture that has been preserved to the present, resembling the neoclassical French style; Likewise, the house has a viewpoint that highlights its beauty and shows how old buildings were in the city. In other words, when you walk along the Paseo de Montejo you will be able to travel back to those times and visualize a bit of their culture.
This is why it is one of the preferred destinations for many tourists who visit the city and stay in the top boutique hotel in Merida. Additionally, they have the opportunity to cross the avenue by bicycle, which is rented in various parks or in the Plaza Grande, allowing all people to enjoy their journey in an innovative and fun way.
“Crossing the avenue by bicycle allows you to enjoy an innovative and fun way.”
Yucatan Regional Museum of Anthropology or Canton Palace
Previously, it was a building with eclectic architecture where the Cantón Rosado family resided, hence its characteristic name. However, currently, it is one of the most important and historical museums in the city, a place in which architectural pieces of the cultural heritage of Mérida are exhibited, including Mayan structures.
These are not the only buildings that can be seen on Paseo de Montejo avenue, since there are a variety of typical architectures of that time that have French, eclectic or baroque styles, demonstrating the way in which the upper-class families of the city lived. Each of the houses, museums or architectural pieces is completely preserved and in good condition so that people enjoy the tour and feel like in the golden age.
Once you finish touring, shopping or engaging in other activities along the Paseo de Montejo, you will have the opportunity to rest peacefully in one of the top Merida hotels and recover your energy, so that the next day you have the power to start other trips or discover new wonders found in the city. Ideally, your stay is filled with adventure and rewarding experiences.
If you wish to book a room in our beautiful hotel in Merida or seek more information on the subject, we invite you to contact us by phone (999) 924 0208, where we will provide you with specialized care and high-quality services, so that you enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful cities of Yucatan.