Hair Salon Merida Mexico Robert Abuda | Knock-out Photoshoot with Model Marina Urioste.
Hair Salon Merida Mexico Robert Abuda | Hair, Makeup, and Nails all by Robert Abuda Salon. Photographed on Paseo Montejo y Calle 39 during Summer 2013.
Merida’s elegant tree-lined Paseo de Montejo is the city’s main boulevard and most fashionable district. Once a primarily residential area, Paseo de Montejo in Merida has since been commercialized. Many of the historic 19th century mansions that line the boulevard have been converted into restaurants. Others have been converted into nightclubs, boutique hotels, shops, offices, and museums.
Located northeast of the central plaza and architecturally reminiscent of Havana, Cuba, the area surrounding the Paseo de Montejo in Merida was developed during the henequen boom of the late 19th and early 20th century. Plantation owners looking to move out of the city’s historic center built gorgeous mansions along this stretch of boulevard.
The Paseo de Montejo is home to Merida’s Monumento a la Bandera (Flag Monument) and Museo Regional de Antropologia (Regional Anthropology Museum) which is housed in the Palacio Canton, one of the grandest mansions along the boulevard. Visit the Regional Anthropology Museum to learn about the pre-Columbian history of the Yucatan Peninsula as well as to tour one of the city’s most splendid colonial buildings.
Merida’s Paseo de Montejo can be easily explored on foot. Not up for walking? You can also take a tour of the boulevard in a calesa (horse-drawn carriage). For more information on this lovely avenue go to www.visitmexico.com/en/paseo-de-montejo-in-merida-mexico. Photos by Erich Briehl for BDG Photo Video.