Acerca de la Anáhuac Mayab
Anáhuac Mayab University (AMU)Km 15.5 Carr. Mérida - Progreso Cordemex, C.P. 97310 Telephone +52 999 942 48 00 Mérida, Yucatán, México
Mérida, Yucatán, México
Merida is the capital and largest city in the State of Yucatan and the cultural and financial capital of the region. It is a modern cosmopolitan city, with museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and boutiques. A major center of commerce, Merida Yucatan is considered the crossroads of the region and one of the most important places to experience the Mayan heritage.
Mérida was founded in 1542 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo The Young, and built on the remains of the ancient Maya city of T’ho, which was once a major center of Mayan culture and activity in the Northwest Yucatan region. Mérida was built as a walled city and several of the old Spanish city gates remain. The city boasts the second-largest historic center in Mexico; only Mexico City’s historic center is larger.
As a result of its unique geographic location, strong Spanish influence and isolation from other parts of Mexico, Mérida (and the Yucatan Peninsula as a whole) developed a distinct cultural and political identity. The unique culture and traditions in the region are evident in the local dress, language, cuisine and the observance of holidays and celebrations.Not only is Spanish spoken with a distinct accent in Yucatán, but Yucatec Maya is spoken by one third of the population of the State of Yucatán. Yucatecan cuisine differs from traditional Mexican cuisine, and derived from the local indigenous culture and the Caribbean, Mexican, European and Middle Eastern influences in the region.
Yucatán is home to some of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico. It is a great center of activities and is very well connected by road and air to many destinations in the region and the country. Mérida is the natural starting point to visit the World-renowned archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also regarded as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”) and Uxmal, among many other less known but equally important sites.