Yucatán’s vibrant capital city of Mérida is bursting with historic landmarks, colonial heritage and authentic Mexican culture. Yucatán’s vibrant capital city of Mérida is bursting with historic landmarks, colonial heritage and authentic Mexican culture. With three hours to explore, you’ll travel along its famous Paseo de Montejo, join a walking tour of its city center, plus independently roam around Plaza Grande. A scenic one-hour bus ride takes you along the tree-lined Paseo de Montejo, the most prominent avenue in Mérida. A photo stop will be made at the city’s busiest roundabout to marvel Monumento a la Patria’s intricate stone sculptures. Continue on a guided walking tour through the largest city in the Yucatán, and learn why it’s also known as “The White City”. View murals and oil paintings by local artist Fernando Casto Pacheco at the Palacio de Gobierno. Hear the illustrious residential history of the Montejo House and then view the oldest cathedral on the continent, which dates back to the late 1500s. You’ll have over an hour on your own in the heart of the city at Plaza Grande. In this bustling square you can listen to live street musicians, shop for souvenirs or savor Mexican cuisine before being whisked by bus back to your ship.