Another wonderful region of Venezuela is the state of Merida, located in the Andes, western Venezuela. The state capital Mérida has the same name, but it is also known as Santiago de los Caballeros de Merida.
The city of Merida was founded in 1558 by Captain Juan Rodriguez Suarez located on a plateau at an altitude of 1200-1500 meters above sea level. The indigenous tribes that inhabited it was “the Tateyes or Tatuyes”
The population of the city of Merida is very young, especially for being in her University of the Andes.
Merida is very quiet; theirs people are very friendly, always cheerful. It is a place for a holiday at any time of year, has excellent sites for recreation and tourism, a rich gastronomy, good restaurants.