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All about Parque de San Sebastián in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Parks & Churches


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Author: Tobias

The Parque de San Sebastián is one of the oldest parks in Mérida, opposite the Parroquia de San Sebastián. Parque de San Sebastián in Mérida, Mexico is about 4.2km away from Casa Loltún. It is located on the outskirts of Mérida. As it is a little further from the city center, you might want to take a car or bus.


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Parque de San Sebastián, Calle 75, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko



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4.2km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city


No entry fee

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average rating is 4.6 out of 5, based on 3445 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Parque de San Sebastián

Parque de San Sebastián, just southwest of the city center, is one of the oldest parks in the historic center of Mérida. It is, however, just a small square opposite the Parroquia de San Sebastián (St. Sebastian's Church).

The park consists of only half a dozen large trees grouped around a round fountain in the middle. Of course, there are also the obligatory park benches, which are nicely shaded by the surrounding trees in this tranquil spot. The white love chairs typical of Mérida can also be found.

The church and the park together take up half the block, the other half consists of a sports complex. Several food stalls and restaurants serving local food in the surrounding area. It's the only parl in Mérida that I know of where you have to walk up a few steps because it's a little higher up.

The neighbarhood

Together with the Parque de San Sebastián and the Mercado San Sebastián in the neighbouring block to the south, the Parroquia de San Sebastián church forms the centre of the district of the same name.

The Parroquia de San Sebastián was for a long time just a small hermitage and was one of the first churches built by the Spanish after the conquest of the city in the 16th century.

Mercado San Sebastián, a food market, packed with inexpensive eateries, is located just across the street from Calle 77, in the neighboring block. Trying the traditional Mexican dishes in the city markets is a rather authentic experience.


Every year in August, festivities are held. And although it is called the Feast of St. Sebastian, the celebrations are in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption. The celebrations begin in early August and last just under fifteen days, sometimes a little longer.

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