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Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) Tours and Tickets

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The second oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Mérida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) was built atop a Mayan temple in the 16th century. Notable for its relatively austere façade and surprisingly stark Moorish interior, Mérida Cathedral also houses some of Mérida’s most significant religious artifacts, including the Christ of Blisters statue.

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Merida Street Food Walking Tour

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Merida Street Food Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with Yucatecan specialties on this street food tour of Merida. Walk with a local guide to Merida’s main market plus a seafood restaurant and gelato shop. Sip fruit juices and sample plenty of local dishes, not limited to empanadas, tamales and seafood tacos along with ‘cochinita pibil’ (slow-roasted pork) and ‘panuchos’ (tortillas stuffed with refried black beans). Delicious!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.85
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Mike&Duck Walking Tour Merida

Mike&Duck Walking Tour Merida

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Discover Merida, the vibrant capital of Yucatan, on a private walking tour of the city. Join your guide and visit key landmarks including the cathedral, Hidalgo Park, and the Santa Lucia Church. Learn about the city’s rich Mayan and colonial history as well as the importance of cenotes and Mayan mythology.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00

8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

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Wondering what’s worth seeing in Mexico? This 8-day tour starting in Mexico City has your itinerary all mapped out for you. Travel with a guide to see the Shrine of Guadalupe, UNESCO-listed Teotihuacan pyramids, Mayan towns of Palenque and Campeche, Uxmal, Chichén Itzá, and more. Experience the comforts of 4- or 5-star hotel accommodations along the way, and end your Mexico tour on the stunning Caribbean beaches of Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.
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  • 8 days
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$1,475.00
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5 Days Mayan Heritage History Tour
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5 Days Mayan Heritage History Tour

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Discover Mexico’s rich Maya past with this 5-day heritage tour. Visit Tulum, ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea; see stucco masks at Kohunlich; and check out zoomorphic figures in the temples of Chicanna. Swim in the waterfalls of Misol-Ha, visit an ornate tomb in Palenque, and marvel at the rounded pyramid of Uxmal. Learn about the Maya peoples’ incredible understanding of astronomy in Chichen Itza before your tour concludes.
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  • 5 days
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$922.29
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Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

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Take the stress out of planning on this three-day tour of the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo. Visit Chichen Itza and enjoy a guided tour of this significant archaeological site and learn about the ancient civilization that used to inhabit the land. Also, travel to Merida, the capital city of the Yucatan state, and cool off in a cenote. The trip ends with a stop at Coba (a Mayan site) and Tulum.
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  • 3 days
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Chichen Itza Small Group, Buffet Lunch & Cenote from Merida

Chichen Itza Small Group, Buffet Lunch & Cenote from Merida

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Immerse yourself the mysterious allure of ancient wonder Chichen Itza on a full-day excursion from Merida. Skip crowded lines as you enter the atmospheric ruins through a private entrance, completely avoiding hassle or stress. Listen to your guide’s captivating commentary as you journey through the significant archeological site, discovering sacrificial cenotes, sacred temples, and the ancient ball court. Delve into the darkened depths of the Kukulcan Pyramid to catch a rare glimpse of the Chac Mool sculpture before enjoying a fulfilling lunch and dance performance at the Mayaland Resort.
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  • 8 hours
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Yaxcopoil Hacienda & Uxmal Plus Cenote from Merida
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Yaxcopoil Hacienda & Uxmal Plus Cenote from Merida

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Explore some of the history of the Yucatan area on this day trip from Merida to Hacienda Yaxcopoil and the Mayan city of Uxmal. You'll learn about the regional importance of the farm before continuing to a different period of Mexican history as you admire Uxmal's archaeological ruins. Plus, stop by Cenote Peba for a swim. This tour allows you to avoid the hassle of finding your own way to these locations so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.00
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Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

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In this four day and three night Yucatan Discovery Tour we first visit the Rio Lagartos Biosphere home of the flamingos, crocodiles and other sea life. Stay the night at Valladolid in a colonial hotel in the city square then explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo first The Archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza a modern world wonder and capital of a great civilization then Ek Balam the city of the Black Jaguar. Merida the capital city of the Yucatan state also known as the white city, Uxmal the city three times built with its magnificent mayan baroque style architecture and we visit a Beautiful hidden Cenote of crystalline waters. Then onto Coba a classic mayan site and Tulum the city by the sea
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  • 4 days
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$1,019.03
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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Discover ancient temples, colonial architecture and a cacao plantation on a full-day, private trip to Uxmal and Merida from Cancun. Get a personal introduction to these highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the flexibility to customize the day to your interests. Learn about local history, climb to the top of Maya pyramids, stroll through colorful historic neighborhoods and find out how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar.
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  • 12 hours
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$518.00
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$518.00
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10-Day Yucatan Heritage Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

10-Day Yucatan Heritage Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

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Enjoy a fantastic trip through the World Heritage Sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. This trip has a perfect combination of the core nature and cultural activities, that sum up what Yucatan Peninsula is all about! Explore the amazing Sian Ka’an, Calakmul and Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserves as well as the second largest coral reef of the world, the amazing Mayan jungle, the unique wetlands and the wide biodiversity that these ecosystems have to offer. Truly understand the history of the Mayans by visiting impressive archaeological sites such as Coba and Chichen Itza and visit the colonial cities of Valladolid and Merida.
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  • 10 days
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$2,495.00
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The Best of Merida Walking Tour

The Best of Merida Walking Tour

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Discover the best Walking Tour of Yucatan! How old is the capital of Yucatan? What happens with the Mayans who were living there? Enjoy the cultural and iconic attractions of interest. Merida has so many great locations, each with its own fascinating tale. You will see the most important Merida sights: From Plaza Grande at the historic center to Paseo de Montejo, an avenue full of color. Discover the local and authentic side of one of the oldest cities in Mexico, located at the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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  • 3 hours
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$467.54
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5-Day Private Tour in Riviera Maya with Pick Up

5-Day Private Tour in Riviera Maya with Pick Up

Do not miss the opportunity to see the most emblematic archaeological sites: Tulum, Calacmul, Uxmal, Palenque.  Visit the most important colonial cities of the Peninsula: Merida, Campeche and experience the magic of the most spectacular natural beauty places like Bacalar lagoon, Cenote Ik Kil.
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  • 5 days
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$2,328.54
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11 days by the Aztec and Mayan Route:Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Cancun

11 days by the Aztec and Mayan Route:Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Cancun

Take this Aztecs and Mayas Express Circuit - Package in 11 days and visit the most interesting and representatives places of Mexico: from Mexico City, Colonial Cities ato the Mexican Southest to finish this experience in the incredible Mexican Caribbean. All tour arrangements are done by us, so you can ensure you enjoy an incredible circuit. You only need to book the hotels by your own. We will pick you up every day to do the corresponding tour, then we will transfer you to your hotel. If you have doubts we can assist you.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$915.17
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Mérida Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Mérida Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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$31.17
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Magic Mexican Christmas Tour in Merida

Magic Mexican Christmas Tour in Merida

How is Christmas celebrated in Mexico? Discover a wide variety of traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal cuisine. Visit the city's Christmas tree and the essential birth of Jesus, with human-sized figures. Mexican culture prepares for the great Christmas before December 24. On December 12, Mexicans celebrate the Guadalupe Virgin Day. Participate in a religious procession and celebrate this holiday closely, enjoying a very special walking tour around Merida’s Old Town. The visit of sights and craft markets are essential in this tour; There you will find all kinds of Christmas decorations and souvenirs.
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  • 2 hours
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Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum

Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum

Do not miss the opportunity to see the most emblematic archaeological sites: Tulum, Calacmul, Uxmal, Palenque.  Visit the most important colonial cities of the Peninsula: Merida, Campeche and experience the magic of the most spectacular natural beauty places like Bacalar lagoon, Cenote Ik Kil.
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  • 5 days
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$2,238.98
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Mini Yucatan 3days 2 nights Chichen Itza Cenote Merida Uxmal Celestun Coba caves from Cancun

Mini Yucatan 3days 2 nights Chichen Itza Cenote Merida Uxmal Celestun Coba caves from Cancun

Explore the awe-inspiring nature and rich culture of the Yucatan on a convenient multi-day guided excursion. Visit the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, swim in a cenote, and tour the historic city of Merida. See pink flamingos at Celestun Biosphere, visit the underground caves of Xibalba, and marvel at one of the largest ancient Mayan cities. Enjoy breakfast, transportation, and accommodations in Merida included the tour package.
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  • 3 days
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$1,562.67
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Should I book Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) costs USD 29.00. Guided Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) tours start around USD 29.00 per person.
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