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Merida English Library House & Garden Tours

Calle 68 # 524 | Colonia El Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 924 8401
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Walking tour

Our tour guide Brent was very interesting and had a lot of knowledge about Merida and the Yucatan... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well organized tour

The extremely well organized tour of homes begins with an introduction and history of Merida and... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
John C
South Egremont, Massachusetts
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The El Centro House & Garden Tour, operated by the non-profit Merida English Library, offers an opportunity to explore the Soul of El Centro! See behind the closed doors! Merida's Historic Center is the 3rd. largest in the Western world, and has recently seen a renaissance in renovation. Tour both grand & modest houses, as well as those "in progress". Expert tour guides provide a 30-minute orientation regarding Merida architectural history before touring four (4) properties. Walking Tour leaves from The Merida English Library, EVERY TUESDAY, October thru April, and lasts until noon. Arrive between 9 - 9:30A.M. to enjoy complimentary coffee & pastries in the shaded Library patio. Cost is 200 pesos, and all proceeds benefit Merida English Library programs. Reservations unnecessary, but appreciated.
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Calle 68 # 524 | Colonia El Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Brent was very interesting and had a lot of knowledge about Merida and the Yucatan. I would highly recommend this if you want to learn about the architecture and history of Merida. Bring water!

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The extremely well organized tour of homes begins with an introduction and history of Merida and the revival of the centro all held in the cool and charming courtyard of the library. The large group was split into groups of three which allowed for easy...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Merida English Language Library offers these tours November thru March, every Tuesday from 9-noonish. A tour guide explains a bit of the history of Merida to set the stage for the tour. Attendees are divided into groups (30 in our group...there were 3 groups...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have been on the MEL Tour of Homes many times over the past 10 years and have always enjoyed the diversity of homes included. This morning's tour, however, was very disappointing. All three houses were lackluster and poor examples of the magnificent architectural restorations...More

Thank 47babs
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What an excellent way to learn about the restoring all around in Merida Centro! It was very well attended when we were there so split into 3 groups of 12-15. Brent did a great job of teaching the history of the architecture and building of...More

Thank periodontaltherapy
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The tour is different every week, three homes each time. Depending on the speaker, you learn different things about Merida each time you attend. Such fun to see homes from different eras and what has been done to them.

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a wonderful activity put on by the Merida English library. What a great way to meet English speaking people living and visiting in Merida. The tour was awesome as you get to meet the owners of the houses and explore their house. The...More

Thank Hangry50
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Merida English Library hosts these walking tours on Tuesdays from November through March (or was it April). The tour begins with a history of Merida and how it has affected housing styles. It was very informative. Then, we walked to three houses within the...More

1  Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We went on this walking house tour which takes place on Tuesday mornings starting at the the English Library House at 9:00 a.m. There were over 60 people on the tour. We visited 4 homes-many of them up for sale. We really got a glimpse...More

2  Thank nytours
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Perhaps they were just having a bad day, but we certainly didn't get value for our 200 pesos. The coffee and pastries consisted of tiny dry brownie-like items, and the coffee was served with fake cream powder. The half-hour talk was excellent however, very good...More

1  Thank Traveling_In_Comfort
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