You can count on Merida for one thing in particular…To provide a never-ending stream of cultural event almost every night!
Every Sunday, in Merida, you can join the Bicirutas at 8 AM on Paseo de Montejo. Tour the city by bike! Many of the streets are blocked off for the bicyclists to enjoy a great Sunday morning and get a little exercise in at the same time!
It might be a really good idea to grab breakfast at one of the local restaurants first. A large variety of both local and typical food choices are available in almost every restaurant nearby. Then, you can work off the food by riding through the city on your bike!
A trip to Merida is not complete until you check out what goes on in town every Sunday Night!
Head over to Plaza de la Independencia and you won’t believe what you see! Again, the streets are blocked for this amazing event. We all know the song Dancin’ in the Streets, but is the true meaning of that song! The video below is two blocks away from the stage where the live band played and the people danced! It is one of the most amazing things you will see. Good old-fashioned fun! It’s really something you have to experience as the video doesn’t come close to capturing the live moment!
If you’re not a dancer, no worries! You can sit on the sidelines in the bleachers and enjoy food, snack and drink from any one of the dozens of local food vendors. One of the local desserts that you have to try is the Marquesita.
In Merida in 1938, Don Vicente Mena, an ice cream vendor, made the first rolled wafer stuffed with Edam cheese and sprinkled it with cajeta (caramel sauce). As most inventions do, the marquesita was born out of necessity. The don needed a cold weather treat to entice customers during the Winter months when his ice cream sales were low.
The daughters of a wealthy marquis living in Merida loved the waffle cones stuffed with queso so much Don Vincente named them “marquesitas” after the little ladies.
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Each vendor offers up their own flavor and fillings. Don’t have dinner if you plan on sampling some of these delicious treats. You will regret not trying one, or two, or three…..