Paseo de Montejo

Paseo de Montejo

Following the henequen boom that thrived in the region in the late nineteenth century, a group of ruling Yucatecans decided to launch a project to build a public promenade that "was worthy of Merida", and modernize the capital of the late nineteenth century. Today this is called Paseo de Montejo and was built between 1886 and 1905. It was inspired by the Champs Elysees in Paris and named after the founder of the city of Mérida, Francisco de Montejo and Leon, "El Mozo". In this beautiful Avenue you can find some of the most famous landmarks of the city such as the Twin Houses or Casa Camara, the imposing Canton Palace, the Peon del Minarete house, the Peon de Regil house, the Quinta Montes Molina, the monuments to Justo Sierra and Felipe Carrillo Puerto, and the famous Homeland Monument (Monumento a la Patria) which is one of the most important symbols of the city, conducted by the Colombian master Rómulo Rozo.

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