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    History II

    by nepalgoods Written Feb 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: One of the major influences on Yucatecan history is the henequen plant, also called sisal (for the Yucatecan city of Sisal from which shipments left the continent). This plant became known as 'green gold' or verde oro for the wealth it lavished upon the haciendados or hacienda owners in this area. In the early 20th Century, as a result of the henequen or sisal trade, Merida was the home for numerous millionaires who built their lavish homes on Paseo Montejo, and their impressive haciendas throughout the jungle surrounding Merida. A walk down Paseo Montejo is a wonderful way to view some of these mansions, many of which are completely restored, and some of whose romantic decay are food for the imagination.

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    History

    by nepalgoods Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Spaniard Francisco de Montejo founded Merida on January 6, 1542. When the Spaniards arrived, Merida was a large Mayan city known as T'ho, situated on what is now the Main Plaza. It was conquered by the Spaniards, who dismantled all the pyramids and used the huge stones as the foundation for the Cathedral of San Idelfonso (1556-1599), the oldest cathedral on the American continent.

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  • Cultural Activities

    by khaki Written Feb 25, 2003
    Carriage Rides

    Favorite thing: The carriage ride down Paseo Montejo is a MUST !!! - as is Saturday night shows and Sunday in Merida. There really are no words to describe it.

    Fondest memory: I miss just hanging out for a long afternoon - or a late supper - at one of the sidewalk cafes.

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  • Cultural Activities

    by khaki Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Carriage Rides

    Favorite thing: The carriage ride down Paseo Montejo is a MUST !!! - as is Saturday night shows and Sunday in Merida. There really are no words to describe it.

    Fondest memory: I miss just hanging out for a long afternoon - or a late supper - at one of the sidewalk cafes.

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    Market place

    by JustinRose Written Sep 2, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There's a lot of life in Merida market place. Different events at the daytime and every sunday you can have a taste of some local dishes from little huts at the market place.

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