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Merida boasts a tropical wet and dry climate as it lies in the trade wind belt in proximity to the Tropic of Cancer. The humidity in the city is moderate to high. The rainy season in the city remains from June through October.
Merida is served by Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport. The airport is located on the southern border of the city. Operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, this airport offers flights operated to a number of destinations around the world such as Mexico City, Cancun, Belize, Miami, Havana, and more.Places of interest in Merida
The capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatan as well as the largest city of the Yucatan Peninsula, Merida is located in the northwest part of the state at a distance of around 35 kilometres from the Gulf of Mexico coast. The city is laid out with streets running at right angles making it easier to navigate in comparison to most of the other towns of Mexico. The warm and humid climate of the city along with host of attractive parks and flower gardens make this city a leisurely alternative to the other busier cities in the country. There are several Mayan sites in the city.
- Historic Plaza Mayor: Also known as Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza Mayor is both the cultural and commercial hub of the city. It is a wonderful place start a walking tour of the old city centre. Along with being encircled by some of the most important buildings of Merida, this monument is a very congenial place because of its shady palm trees, lovely flower gardens, and beautiful fountains.
- Gran Museo del Mundo Maya: One of the most important museums in Mexico, Gran Museo del Mundo Maya is an ultra-museum dedicated to the Mayan culture that is found everywhere in Yucatan. There are four large permanent exhibitions that abode more than 500 relics highlighting the magnificent collection comprising historic documents, ancient sculptures and engravings, and textiles from the pre-Spanish epoch.
- MACAY: One of the most significant museums in the state, MACAY (The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Yucatan) is a museum of contemporary art. The museum is a great place to explore for its numerous excellent permanent and temporary collections of modern art. The major highlights of the collections encompass works by famous Mexican artists such as Fernando Castro Pacheco, Gabriel Ramirez Aznar, and Fernando Garcia.