The city of Mérida has influences from the French, including the architecture of many of the beautiful, old colonial houses with their captivating designs and structure, many of which have been restored or maintained and cared for up until today.
Today the city represents a striking dual personality, with something for every taste. While sections of Mérida have not lost the traditional touches that define it, there are also new neighborhoods in the north part of town, with modern housing, shopping, dining and nightlife.
Mérida is growing. Its visitors fall in love with its ideal tropical climate, architecture, and quality of life, and often end up moving here. This beautiful capital city is known for its traditions, culture, and human quality, bringing its past and present together in an incredible way. You can enjoy wandering around the city, museums, regional entertainment, art exhibits, handcrafts, music, and the characteristic flavors of its regional, national and international cuisine.