Mérida is the only city in the entire Latinamerica to receive the American Capital of Culture distintion that is granted every year to acknowledge those regions where aspects such as history, traditions, customs, knowledge, arts and other disciplines are used as key elements for the development of the community, not only in the country but on a continental scale.
Among the achievements that have made Mérida been awarded twice (in 2000 when the first American Capital of Culture was appointed, and in 2017) is to have been the headquarters of the International Science Olympics, to have been named City of Peace by the International Committee of the Flag of Peace in 2011, to have hosted bilateral meetings between Mexico and countries such as the United States and Cuba, and of course for its great tourist value.
Being the urban center with more residents in the state of Yucatán, Mérida has managed to mantain its position as one of the safest city in all of Mexico, with the happiest population.
Besides an excellent reputation, Merida boasts cenotes, beaches, and its closeness to one of the nation´s most important natural reserves, the Ría Celestún Biosphere (known for its pink flamingos). Merida also has Maya and colonial architecture within city limits, and a culinary and gastronomic tradition representative of the entire state.
So, if you’re reading this article in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia or Southamerica, you know where to book you next vacation. And if you are reading this, within the city of Mérida, just step outside the door and start enjoying the Culture Capital of the Americas.
TYT Newsroom with information from mypress.mx
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