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Incredible Haunted Places in Mérida

In Mérida, there are countless stories about ghosts and haunted places, but you will also find them outside of Mérida. In the direction of Progreso, for example, lies Misnébalam, a completely abandoned town that is only inhabited by the ghosts of restless souls.

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Casa Loltún Vacation Rentals

Rent a wonderful restored 19th-century colonial house or a new apartment in the historic city center of Mérida. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone looking for a unique and beautiful place to stay!

Get ready to be blown away by a unique blend of colonial heritage and modern architecture and dive straight into the vibrant life of the city!

Casa Loltun Colonial House
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Ghost Monks and Christian Martyr at the Catedral de Mérida

Catedral de Mérida

Mérida's twin-towered Catedral de San Ildefonso was the first cathedral to be built on the American mainland (only the cathedral in Santo Domingo is older in the whole of America) and is the largest (and of course oldest) cathedral in the entire Yucatán Peninsula.

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The restless Spirit of a Mother in Casa Vales

Casa Vales

Casa Vales was built between 1905 and 1908 by Fernando Rendón, during the economic boom in Yucatán due to the export of hennequen. The architecture of Casa Vales is influenced by the neoclassical style and features Doric porticoes.

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The Ghost of a Woman at Casa Montes Molina

Casa Museo Montes Molina

Casa Museo Quinta Montes Molina was completed around 1902 and is still in its original state. The Quinta Montes Molina is a representative building, located in the very best location directly on Paseo de Montejo.

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The Ghost of Don Arcadio wanders around his Grave

Cementario General

The main cemetery of Mérida "Cementario General" is a very different experience. it has a long history that begins in 1821, when it was inaugurated.

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The little Ghost of El Minaret

El Minaret

El Minaret is another iconic French-style mansion on Paseo de Montejo. Built in 1908 (at the end of the Porfiriato period) by the owner Dr. Alvaro Medina Ayora and his brother Miguel Medina Ayora, the building was formerly known as "Casa del Minarete".

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Love, Madness and Death in El Pinar

El Pinar

The golden age for Mérida began around 1875 with the so-called sisal boom. With the fortunes made from the henequen plantations, owners started building magnificiant houses, using European design, furniture and materials.

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The Drumming of the Slave Spirits at Iglesia de Santa Lucía

Iglesia de Santa Lucía

Iglesia de Santa Lucía is a small church next to the Parque de Santa Lucía. The main square (Plaza Grande) is only three blocks away. The church stands in a shady courtyard, half hidden by the large trees. If you're not paying attention, you'll walk past and not even notice it.

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The spirit of a demon bird at Monumento a la Patria

Monumento a la Patria

At the northmost point of Paseo de Montejo in the middle of a roundabout stands the Monumento a la Patria (Monument to the Homeland). It is without a doubt one of Mérida's most recognizable landmarks.

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The Ghosts of the Montejo Family

Museo Casa Montejo

Museo Casa Montejo is a restored home from Don Francisco de Montejo – the conqueror of Yucatán and founder of the city of Mérida. It dates from 1540 and was the house of Francisco de Montejo the Younger (in Spanish "El Mozo" - the Younger).

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The Maya Maiden of Sacrifice in Parque Hidalgo

Parque Hidalgo

Parque Hildalgo or Parque de los Hidalgos is a small park - or square - with some benches and a few shady trees right in the historic center next to the church Iglesia de Jesus and one block from Plaza Grande.

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The 18th Century self-cannibal Ghost in Santa Ana

Parroquia de Santa Ana

Parroquia de Santa Ana, a catholic church, stands on the north side of Parque de Santa Ana which also includes Mercado Santa Ana. The church has a length of around 70 meters and a width of around 35 meters.

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The Ghost at Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Iglesia de la Mejorada) is a sixteenth-century colonial-style church with a typical plain facade and is located next to the small Parque de La Mejorada ("K'íiwik Mejorada").

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The Ghost Boy Juliancito plays at Hacienda Misnébalam

Misnébalam Ghost Town

Misnébalam is literally "off the beaten path", as it is an abandoned ghost town in the middle of nowhere, 14 kilometres from Mérida on the way to Progreso.

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