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All about Parque a la Maternidad in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Parks & Churches


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Author: Tobias

The Parque a la Maternidad is right in the historic center next to the church Iglesia de Jesus and José Peón Contreras Theater. Parque a la Maternidad in Mérida, Mexico is about 1.6km away from Casa Loltún. It is located in the city center of Mérida. You walk a bit longer, but you can easily get there on foot.


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Parque a la Maternidad, Calle 60, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko



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1.6km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city


No entry fee

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Google Rating:

average rating is 4.6 out of 5, based on 18 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: Open 24 hours
• Tuesday: Open 24 hours
• Wednesday: Open 24 hours
• Thursday: Open 24 hours
• Friday: Open 24 hours
• Saturday: Open 24 hours
• Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Parque a la Maternidad

The real name of the park next the church Iglesia de Jesus is actually Morelos Park. But everyone knows the small park only under the name Parque a la Maternidad or Parque de la Madre (in English Mother's Park).

The reason is quickly found: There is a sculpture in the middle of the park as a monument to motherhood. The statue, made of light marble (dated October 12, 1928), is a replica of the original work by sculptor André Lenoir, which is in Paris.

The Parque a la Maternidad is right in the historic center between the church Iglesia de Jesus and the José Peón Contreras Theater. There are a few large trees and, as everywhere, some park benches, but it is really only a very small square.

Across the block is the Palacio de la Música and the Plaza Grande is also just one block south. The small Parque Hildalgo can be found a few meters on the opposite side of the church.

Monument to motherhood
Monument to motherhood

Monument to motherhood

The work was donated to the city by the Liga de Acción Social, a over one hundred year old Yucatecan non-profit cultural and social association founded at the beginning of the 20th century.

Mother's Day in Mexico is very important in Mexico and, unlike many other countries, Mexico has a fixed day on which Mother's Day is celebrated. This is May 10th every year.

On this day, a festival is held in the park in honor of mothers, which was created by the founder of the Liga de Acción Social, Mr. Gonzalo Cámara Zavala.


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