“The temple was a place of learning for the Savior when He was on the earth; it was very much a part of His life. Temple blessings are available once again in our day.” – James E. Faust
The Merida, Mexico Temple is located in the Mexican state of Yucatan on the north end of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. This historically rich area is the heart of Mesoamerica, being in the midst of some of the world’s most renowned archaeological ruins including the famous Uxmal and Chichen Itza Mayan ruins.
See the House of Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo. Merida is located in the northwest part of the state of Yucatan, which occupies the northern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula. To the east is the state of Quintana Roo; to the west is the state of Campeche; to the north is the Gulf of Mexico; and far to the south is the state of Chiapas. The city is also located in the Chicxulub Crater. It has a very flat topography and is only 30 feet (9 m) above sea level. The land outside of Merida is covered with smaller scrub trees and former henequen (also known as agave) fields. Almost no surface water exists, but several cenotes (underground springs and rivers) are found across the state.
Mérida has a centro histórico typical of colonial Spanish cities. The street grid is based on odd-numbered streets running east/west and even-numbered streets running north/south, with Calles 60 and 61 bounding the Plaza Grande in the heart of the city. The more affluent neighborhoods are located to the north and the most densely populated areas are to the south. The centrohistórico area is becoming increasingly popular with American and other expatriats who are rescuing and restoring the classic colonial structures. The Los Angeles Times recently noted this surge of interest in rescuing Merida’s historic downtown.
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• Hotel pick up 7:00 am and return around 9:30 pm
• Transportation equipped A/C VAN
• Temple session and Merida's downtown sightseeing with carriage
• Professional certified LDS tour guide
• Liability road insurance, parking and toll road fees
• Bottle of purified water (unlimited), lunch and dinner
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