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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Main Square of Merida

 
 
The Main Square of Merida Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
1. The Main Square of Merida Marker
Inscription.
La Plaza Principal de Mérida
Mérida fue fundada en 1542 por los españoles sobre la antigua ciudad maya de T'Hó. Las edificaciones megaliticas de esta ciudad prehispánica, cuyos orígenes se remontan al periodo preclásico tardío (300 a.c. 300 d.c.), recordaba a los conquistadores la Mérida ibérica, de antecedentes romanos. Las edificaciones piramidales mayas fueron paulatinamente demolidas y en su lugar se erigieron las edificaciones españolas y en el corazón de la antigua T’Hó se estableció la actual Plaza Principal. Hoy está bordeada por algunos de los edificios más representativos de nuestra ciudad, como la Catedra de San lldefonso - primera en concluirse sobre tierra firme del continente americano -, la Casa de Montejo – cuya portada es considerada la mejor muestra de arquitectura plateresca en América - , el Palacio de Gobierno, el Ayuntamiento y los portales de la Casa del Alguacil entre otros que ti podrás observar. La riqueza de la arquitectura de Mérida, es tal, que en su Centro Histórico existe un amplio repertorio arquitectónico colonial, decimonónico y del siglo XX y está reconocido como el segundo más extenso del país. La Plaza Principal es el corazón de nuestra Mérida.

English:
Main Square of Merida
Merida was founded on 1542 by the Spaniards on the old
The Main Square of Merida Marker, English and Maya-Yucateco image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
2. The Main Square of Merida Marker, English and Maya-Yucateco
Mayan city of T’Hó. The megalithic constructions of this pre-Hispanic city, whose origins go back to the delayed preclassic period 300 bc – 300 ac, remembered to the conquerors the Iberian Merida of Roman antecedents. The piramidal Mayan constructions were gradually demolished and in their place were elevated the Spaniards constructions and in the heart of old tho stablished the present main square. Today is bordered by some of the representative buildings our city as the cathedral of San Ildefonso - first in concluding on mainland of the American continent, the house of Montejo – whose cover is considered the best sample of plateresc architecture in America, the Palace of Government, the City council and the vestibules of the House of the Bailiff, among others you will be able to observe. The wealth of the architecture of Merida is so, that in its historical center exists an ample colonial repertoire, decimononic architectonic and of the XX century and is recognized like the second greater of the country. The main square is the heart of our Merida.

Maya-Yucateco:
U k'íiwikil u kaajil Jo'
Káajsa’ab tu ja’abail 1542 tumeen kasteláan wiiniko’obo tu yook’ol úuchben kaajil T-ho’. Le u úuchben najilo’ob le noj caja, ba’ax ku káajal tak preiodo preclasico tardio (íchil 300 ja’abo ob ma’ anak Cristoi tak 300 ja’abo'ob leti’ bey dzo'ok
The Main Square of Merida Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
3. The Main Square of Merida Marker
The marker can be seen here in the square to the right. Note the towers of the cathedral in the distance to the left.
u síijilo’; lela’ ku k'a’ajsik ti’ le sak wíiniko'obo’ u láak’ le’ jo’ beeta'an tumeen le romaano’obo’. Jujump’íitil inc. U ti’ikil le uuchben najo’obo, tu yóok’olo’ob tuune’ ti’ tu ww’akaunsaj u yootoch le sak wñiiniko’obo’. Ma túun jach tu ch’ñuumukile’ le u úuchben kaajil T-ho’e ti' beetchaj u k’íiwikil k’ajóolta’an tak bejla’a. Bejla’e’ bak'pachta’an tumeen te najo’ob e’esiko'ob bix le jo’ bejla’a óoli’ je bix je bix u k’uj najil San lldefonso, ba’ax le táanil dzo'okesa'ab u beeta'al wey tu lu'umil americae’, u yotoch le > Montejoo’, ba’ax e’ee’sik jump’éel u chiikiu le estilo platarescoo wey Américae’ u yotoch jalach, le Ayuntamioentoo yéetel tu’ yáanal u joolil u yootoch Alguacil ichil u láak'o'ob ku páajtal a wiiko’. U jadzutzil u chuumukil u k’iiwkil u noj kaajil J’oe' ya'ab u jeejlaasil yéetel u chníikul le más esen úuch k'uchuk le sak wiiniko’obo’ decimononico yéetel ti’ siglo XX ku dzo'okole' chíinjo'olta'an bey u dzok ka’p’eel jach nojochil yan wey t-noj lu'umile'. Le k’iiwiko u puksi’ik'al u noja kaajil Jo’.
 
Location. 20° 58.004′ N, 89° 37.411′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 63, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is found on the southeastern corner of the Main Square of Mérida. An exact copy is also found on the northwestern corner of the square. Marker is in this post office area: Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peninsular Athenaeum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Rooster (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of Montejo (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Writer José Peón Contreras (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); "Los Peones" (about 90 meters away); Emilio Seijo Walkway (about 90 meters away); The Municipal Palace (about 90 meters away); Pedz Balam House (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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