Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
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On December 19, 2010, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico was twinned with Sarasota. Mayors Angélica Araujo Lara of Mérida and Kelly Kirschner of Sarasota signed the official twinning documents in the Courtyard of the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art.
Street scene in Merida,  Mexico

Merida, Mexico - on the Yucatan Peninsula. A charming colonial city with a rich history - one of the first colonized by the Spanish over 500 years ago. MANY adventures that are day trips from Merida!

Merida Zoological Gardens

Merida Zoological Gardens

Sarasota Military Academy Color Guard at the ceremony for the twinning of the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec. 10, 2010

Sarasota Military Academy Color Guard at the ceremony for the twinning of the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec.

Merida Municipal Palace

We recommend you start your visit in the City in the Zocalo, commonly called by the Yucatecans as "Plaza Grande", here you will find many of the main buildings of the city.

Sarasota Sister Cities: Merida, Mexico Welcome

April 2015 City Officials from Sarasota’s Sister City, Merida, Mexico will be welcomed by Sister City Association of Sarasota’s (SCAS.

Audience at the ceremony for the twinning of the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec. 10, 2010

Audience at the ceremony for the twinning of the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec.

New documentation by Univison during the ceremony twinning the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec. 10, 2010

New documentation by Univison during the ceremony twinning the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec.

Friendship mosaic created by Englewood, Florida students recognizing the twinning of Mérida and Sarasota that now is permanently displayed in Bayfront Park in Sarasota

Friendship mosaic created by Englewood, Florida students recognizing the twinning of Mérida and Sarasota that now is permanently displayed in Bayfront Park in Sarasota

Merida Plaza Grande

Merida Plaza Grande

Bagpipe processional at the ceremony for the twinning of the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec. 10, 2010

Bagpipe processional at the ceremony for the twinning of the City of Sarasota with the City of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art on Dec.

Remarks by Carla Rayman, President of the Sister Cities Association of  Sarasota, during the twinning ceremony with the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art on Dec 10, 2010

Remarks by Carla Rayman, President of the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota, during the twinning ceremony with the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art on Dec 2010

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