Valladolid is one of the Magical Towns of the state of Yucatan, with an incredible historical heritage that can be appreciated in each of its corners.
Yucatan is one of the states located in the south of Mexico that stands out for having a surprising cultural richness, abundant in wonderful destinations with a traditional atmosphere and historical charm. One of its oldest cities is also a beautiful Magical Town, known for having a privileged location that allows you to visit different points of interest in the state, as well as enjoy a vacation full of historical heritage.
To visit Yucatan is to enjoy beautiful destinations abundant in current customs and traditions, some of them with a history as surprising as their tourist charm. Valladolid is one of the most special, considered the third most populated city in the state and incorporated into the Magical Towns of Mexico Program in 2012, and with a quite convenient location for those looking to discover some of the most important points of interest in the area.
Valladolid is located right between the cities of Mérida and Cancún, in direct proximity to various archaeological settlements and natural wonders that allow you to enjoy endless tourist activities. Its history dates to 1543, when it was founded by Francisco de Montejo ‘El Sobrino’ on the then Mayan town of Chahuac-Há, which also makes it one of the oldest cities in all of Yucatan.
It is one of the Magical Towns in Yucatan whose historical heritage can be appreciated through its various architectural constructions and ecclesiastical centers, which maintain a contrasting colonial style with the archaeological spaces that surround it. One of the must-see sites is its Temple and Ex-Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, built at the end of the 16th century, among the oldest complexes of its kind and with an exterior that recalls the great medieval fortresses.
It is also worth going freely around its Plaza Cantón Rosado, which every Saturday hosts an itinerant market of local commerce –food, handicrafts and more–, walk along its Calzada de los Frailes and appreciate the peculiar color of its houses and, if you are willing to make a short journey to its surroundings, to know the beautiful cenotes that surround it – being Samula and Xquen, Ik-Kil, Lol-Ha and Suytun the most popular.
Source: Food and Pleasure