Late in the morning we arrive in Merida. At the ADO bus station we take a taxi to the hotel we had booked yesterday right before taking the bus. “Hotel Reforma” is right at the city centre and just a few minutes away from the Plaza Grande. Still a little tired, we let ourselves just drop on the bed there. A short siesta. While Verena stays in bed, I decide to have a stroll through the city. Without any plan and half-asleep I get quite stunned by all the colonial-style churches in the area.
Catedral de San Ildefonso
I arrive back at the hotel after about an hour – Ena is awake now. Now we both can explore the city. But first: Some brunch! Across the street we enter “Café Havana” to fill our empty stomaches before we head to the Plaza Grande. The central park of Merida is great to take a break and relax: Many trees there to spend shade and you get to see lots of beautiful colonial buildings on each side. The most impressive are the “Catedral de San Ildefonso” and the “Palacio Municipal”.<