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General Cemetery of the City of Mérida, Yucatán

The General Cemetery of the City of Merida, Yucatan is built on terrain that was the hacienda of San Antonio X-Coholté, located on the Camino Real to San Francisco de Campeche, and inaugurated on November 3, 1821, being blessed by His Reverend Excellency Bishop Pedro Agustín Estévez y Ugarte, XXXII; being governor, captain general and intendant field marshal Juan Maria Echeverri, last spanish governor of the peninsula. The first burial made in this cemetery was that of Lieutenant Felipe Trejo on Tuesday, November 6, 1821.

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An afternoon in the park Ermita de Santa Isabel

The park Ermita de Santa Isabel in Mérida, Yucatán, is situated in the street 77 x 66 and 64th in the barrio de San Sebastián. The park is surrounded by colonial houses, a kiosko in its center and a church that was known as Our Lady of Good Voyage by its location on the royal road that connected Merida and Campeche. Now it is known as “La Ermita de Santa Isabel”, in honor to San Juan Bautista’s mother.