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Merida

Merida Merida, is arguably Venezuela's most popular destination among foreign backpackers. It has an unhurried and friendly atmosphere, plenty of tourist facilities, the famous teleferico (cable car) and beautiful mountains all around, including the country's rooftop, Pico Bolivar, just l2kra away. It's the country's major center for outdoor activities.

Home to the large Universidad de los Andes (Venezuela's second oldest university), Merida, has a sizable academic community that gives it a cultured and bohemian air. The city enjoys a pleasant, mild climate, with an average temperature of 19'C (66'F). Furthermore, it's inexpensive and reasonably safe by Venezuelan standards. Merida, was founded in 1558, but its transition from a town into a city really took place only over the last few decades. It sits on a flat meseta, a terrace stretching for a dozen kilometers between parallel rivers, its edges dropping abruptly to the riverbanks. Having filled the meseta as densely as possible, Merida is now expanding beyond it and is approaching 250,000 inhabitants.

Top Attractions

City Center
Plaza Bolivar
Museo Arquidiocesano
Casa de la Cultura
Museo Arqueologico
Museo de Arte Moderno
Museo de Arte Colonial
Barinitas
Pico Espejo



Merida Hotels


Karibik La Terraza - Via Principal Los Chorros De Milla, Merida Phone: +58 (0) 744 48005
La Pedregosa - Urb La Pedregosa, Merida Phone: +58 (0) 746 63181
Caribay - Avenida 2 Lora, Merida Phone: +58 (0) 746 37431
Valle Grande - Carretera El Valle, Merida Phone: +58 (0) 744 43011
Posada Patty Hotel
Posada Yagrunto Hotel
Posada Mundo Merida
Residencia San Pedro
Posada Mucumbari Hotel
Posada Mara
Residencia Araure
Posada La Montana
Posada Encanto Andino
Posada Luz Caraballo
Posada Los Bucares de Merida
La Casona de Margot
Posada Dona Pumpa
Hotel Italia
Hotel Espanol

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