Mérida, Mexico

  • About 30 miles outside of Mérida, Mayapán archaeological site—considered the last great Maya capital—is worth a visit.
  • Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, a living history museum, offers a peek into the past. Watch workers turn henequén agave into sisal, a type of fiber. Many 19th-century Meridanos, including those who lived at this carefully preserved hacienda, made their fortunes this way.
  • Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán, also known as the Folk Art Museum of Yucatán, displays popular art from around Mexico.
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