The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
– Flora Whittmore
A year ago, we travelled to Mexico’s Yucatan for a month long stay in Mérida. It was a bucket list trip and one that opened my eyes to the country’s incredible history. Early in our trip, I became fascinated with the variety of doors throughout the city. Some older, some newer, all different and all with their own stories to tell.
Mérida has a rich Maya civilization history that predates the arrival of the Spanish by centuries. The city was built on the site of the ancient Maya city of T’hó, one of the oldest, continually-occupied cities in the Americas. In 1542, Spanish conquerors founded and named the city Mérida after a Spanish city. More about Mexican doors and Mérida.