Mérida is currently considered the best city to live in all of Mexico, the safest, cleanest, one of the most culturally rich, and with a gastronomic offer that ranges from traditional Yucatecan food to author cuisine.
However, the also known as the “White City” or the “White Merida” (La Ciudad Blanca o La Blanca Mérida) is distinguished in the same way for its artisan work, featuring incredible artisitic embroidering, and also its traditional material the “henequén” (sisal), a natural fiber used for the manufacture of various objects, among which the textile design stands out.
As we all know, the henequén once placed the state of Yucatán as one of the most wealthy in the country, and it is certainly a representative material of the state of Yucatan.
Yucatán displays the work of its artisans’ hands everywhere, locally designedclothing is up for sale even in all kinds of different places, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, etc. And the offer is wide, as designs from Chiapas, Oaxaca, Michoacán or Morelos, among others, can also be found around town.
2 must-visit sites you need to visit on your next trip to Mérida:
T’Hō drives new talents, including designers Daniela Bustos and Carla Fernández, who work with various rural and indigenous communities to generate a wide range of local crafts.
Located on Paseo Montejo 498, Casa T’Hō drives new talent. the space, where 10 boutiques converge with the best of Mexican design, is interconnected, a situation that gives the public an opportunity to visit each proposal without having to leave the complex, visitors just walk out of one shop, right into the next one.
The exclusive shops offer beach items, bags, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, perfumes and clothing for all occasions.
The Great Museum of the Mayan World is a must see. Its museology and architecture is a journey through one of the most studied civilizations; since it forms one of the most important attractions of the town.
El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya has four permanent galleries and two temporary exhibit galleries in an award winning building just at the north end of Paseo del Montejo. The musuem is built on two hectares and has three levels, representing the three worlds of the Maya, the sky, earth and underworld. The main building is built in the shape of a ceiba tree, the sacred tree of life for the Maya.