Merida is a mixture of a colonial city and a cosmopolitan destination. It was founded in the year of 1542 on the vestiges of the ancient Mayan city of Ichcaanzihó meaning five hills in maya. Over time it adopted the name of Merida and is known by the nickname of 'White City' because of its whitish aspect of its architectural buildings that retain typical materials of the region. You can spend long days sightseeing at the museums, theaters, and parks; this festooned city has dazzling details in its architecture which offers visitors a combination of colonial and modernism style.
Without a doubt, Mérida has a wide range of culture that delights us with folklore, dances, music, gastronomy, traditional festivals and their famous 'bombas', sung as a rhyme that always brighten up the ears of the listener. For all this and the friendliness of its people, this city was chosen as a 'City of peace, a unique and fantastic city waiting for you to explore.