picture of Woman Vendor, Merida Market, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico - photograph 014_mexmera1 - La Ruta Maya, Mayan Route travel documentary pictures

Photo of Woman Vendor, Merida Market, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico


Photo of Woman vendor selling produce in Merida Market. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.



The Spaniard Francisco de Montejo founded Merida on January 6, 1542. When the Spaniards arrived, Merida was a large Mayan city known as T'ho, situated on what is now the Main Plaza. It was conquered by the Spaniards, who dismantled all the pyramids and used the huge stones as the foundation for the Cathedral of San Idelfonso (1556-1599), the oldest cathedral on the American continent.

Location of picture - Merida Yucatan Mexico

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