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All about Parque de Itzimná in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

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Parque de Itzimá was built in 1972 and surrounds a church with several large shade trees and park benches. Parque de Itzimná in Mérida, Mexico is about 1.8km away from Casa Loltún. It is located on the outskirts of Mérida. As it is a little further from the city center, you should take a car or bus.

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Parque de Itzimná, Av Jose Diaz Bolio, Itzimná, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko

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Distance:

1.8km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city

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No entry fee

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average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 1852 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 de Itzimná

Parque de Itzimná, together with Iglesia de Itzimná, forms the center of the neighborhood of the same name. In pre-Hispanic times, there was a ceremonial center, where the Mayan god Itzamná was worshipped (hence the name of today's neighborhood).


In Mayan mythology, the god Itzamná is a upper god and a creator deity who resides in heaven and is one of the most important gods in the pantheon of the Classic and Postclassic Maya.


However, the Mayan sanctuary (and much of the area) was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors (like many other places) and in 1710 the church Iglesia de Itzimná was built in its place. However, the construction of the current park did not begin until 1972.


The park surrounds the church and between the large areas of red cobblestones there are green spaces with bushes, sculpted hedges, large trees and palms. As usual in the parks of Mérida, many park benches invite you to relax.


There is also a fountain, although with its rectangular shape it looks more like a small pool. Around the park there are also the obligatory food stalls and a few restaurants.


Itzimná neighborhood


The Itzimná district has great historical significance and is considered one of the most beautiful of Mérida. With its modern townhouses and old neoclassical-style villas, it is one of the most populous in Mérida.


It is also the most active Catholic community in the diocese of Yucatán. A little less well known and off the beaten path in Mérida, the area has a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere.


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