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A colonial mansion in Merida

Merida, founded by the Spaniards in 1542 is the oldest city in the Americas with splendid historical palaces and plazas.
It is 80 miles from Chichen Itza, one of the most impressive Mayan cities.
In the 19th century the sisal boom created enormous wealth. In 1900 there were more millionaires in Merida than in Paris.
The wealth spurred the construction of mansions all over the city. When nylon replaced sisal in 1930 the economy collapsed, houses were abandoned and fell apart.
In the last ten years visitors from Northamerica and Europe have been buying them and restoring them to their original splendor like this mansion in the center of town.

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