The Cathedral of Mérida will be overhauled. Aside from roof repairs and new lighting, its magnificent crucifix at the altar will be carefully cleaned.
Restoration work on the Monumento a la Patria could start as early as October if INAH approves a plan of action in time.
U.S. and Canadian retirees are fueling growth in some Mérida neighborhoods as much 7 percent a year, but archaeologists worry about undiscovered Mayan relics in the bulldozers’ path.
With yet another newsstand popping up in front of another historic building, someone has started a campaign against kiosks facing the Plaza Grande.
Those vivid and artistic high-def video projections cast on the facades of the Cathedral and Casa de Montejo will resume, weeks after the National Institute of Anthropology and History shut them down.
Historic Casa de Montejo is getting another facelift. Its ornate facade will be cleared of cables, lamps and 15 years’ worth of dust, grime and bird droppings.
At least 50 historical buildings and facades in the historic center will be restored in 2016, the city council announced.
A federal judge has sided with historic preservationists in what has amounted to a landmark ruling for the state.
By the end of the present administration, the city of Mérida will have accomplished 144 facade rescues in the historic center.
Restoration work at the Palacio Cantón has uncovered graffiti that represents a window into life in the 1940s, when the building was a school.