Visit one of the most antique, historical neighborhoods in the city with a 500-year-old church
Originally separate townships ruled by rival gangs, they are now completely absorbed within the city, yet maintain a unique neighborhood feel.
This is the neighborhood for those that want their peace and quiet served up with a little greenery and wildlife. Homes tend to have larger yards with more trees, birds and garden spaces. With a quaint brick street leading eight blocks north to toward Merida’s Plaza Grande, this part of town will take you back in time.
Besides the beautiful streets and homes adorning this barrio, a visit to the church in La Ermita is a must. According to city history, it was built in around 1579 in honor of “San Juan Bautista” for stopping the locust plague. While the locusts are long gone, it’s a great spot to enjoy an ice-cream in the shade of the church while catching up with your facebook on the park’s free wifi.