Wandering through Centro Mérida, I was immediately struck by the rich Spanish heritage echoed in its architecture. This colonial charm, a legacy of the Spanish conquest, is etched in every street and building, telling stories of a past era.
I encountered a reproduction of “Ecce Homo”. This artwork gained notoriety after an amateur restoration attempt by an elderly parishioner in Spain transformed it into a global sensation. It’s as bad as Ecce Homo was.
My exploration led me to a quaint pastry shop, a hidden gem in the bustling city.
Here, we indulged in a cheese tart, a delightful fusion of cheesecake flavors in a tart form.
These corn things are pastry too:
I stumbled upon a popular breakfast spot, buzzing with activity. This locale was alive with the energy of morning routines and the aroma of fresh coffee and local dishes. It’s probably where locals get their food.
However, not all discoveries were pleasant. A bakery I found was marred by unappealing hygiene, with flies detracting from its offerings.
We were thankful we got to enjoy Centro Mérida’s unique blend of historical Spanish influence and artistic quirks!