picture of Woman Making Tortillas, Merida Market, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico - photograph 017_mexmer10 - La Ruta Maya, Mayan Route travel documentary pictures

Photo of Woman Making Tortillas, Merida Market, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico


Photo of Woman Making Tortillas, 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

picture id: 017_mexmer10

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