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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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It is hard to find anything like the Merida English Library any place else in Mexico. It is a... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2014
L0calO
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Merida, Mexico
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and so do the librarians. A nice, musty and pokey place crammed with books, videos and cds. One... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2014
John B
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Merida, Mexico
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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 12 January 2014

It is hard to find anything like the Merida English Library any place else in Mexico. It is a breath of fresh air and like a postcard from home. Even if you are only in Merida on a vacation you can still join and check...More

Thank L0calO
Reviewed 2 January 2014

and so do the librarians. A nice, musty and pokey place crammed with books, videos and cds. One room packed with Mexican, Mayan and Yucatecan books is quite superb; racks of fiction take up more room that necessary in other rooms...

Thank John B
Reviewed 30 December 2013

A visit to the English Library is worth your time. If your in Merida for a while, also take their house tour. You'll be amazed at what is behind those simple walls that you see from the street.

Thank TravellinTeacher94
Reviewed 24 November 2013

They helped me with directions, internet, books on Merida. The tour and tourguide was outstanding. I got such a good idea of life in Merida from seeing houses and speaking with the owners.

Thank 417sharon
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Greatly enjoyed my first house tour with the MEL - 4 great houses, informative guides, nice people. Since this was my first visit, it was helpful to see the different homes in the area to get ideas on where to live and how to renovate...More

1  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 13 September 2013

A fun morning with a brief history of Merida residential architecture, then a tour of several houses in the vicinity. Many of the homes on our tour were for sale, a great sales technique, but were very good to experience. We are planning to relocate...More

2  Thank John J
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The houses you visit behind deceivingly blank walls are quite an eye-opener. We're not in Kansas anymore. Such beautiful imaginative interiors and lush tropial gardens make you want to pull up stakes and move to Merida with all the other lucky expats. Conducted by gracious...More

1  Thank Bernardette44
Reviewed 30 May 2013

An astounding walking tour which provides first-hand sights of what is behind the doors of Merida. Very educational and enlightening.

Thank rlbennink
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Evalynn, our guide, knew a LOT about Merida and homebuilding. She was very informative and had three good properties to show. Worth spending a morning if you're a House Hunters fan and want to see real homes close up.

Thank Steeroyo
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This was a learning experience for us as we hope to move to Merida in the near future. Touring four homes in the centro district close to the English Library help to clarify many questions we had. Our guide Jennifer Young was very knowledgable, being...More

Thank John J
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