The capital of the Mayan east offers cenotes and impressive colonial buildings
Valladolid is only two hours away on a modern highway from Mérida or Cancún. Known as “The Capital of the Mayan East” it is a colonial city full of history that is characterized by its hospitality, its Mayan traditions, its beautiful colonial buildings and its magical cenotes.
Walking through its streets you can enjoy the typical tranquility of the province in the midst of all its colorful houses and colonial buildings.
In the center of the city there is a beautiful main square that was rebuilt in 1703, after being desecrated in the event known as “the crime of the mayors”, where they were dismissed by the people, taking refuge in the church, where they were murdered, so the bishop ordered the square to be redone to forget this historical fact.
It is located in a strategic area close to some of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan culture such as: Chichén Itzá and Ek Balam.
Activities and places:
• Main square
• Causeway of the Friars
• San Roque Museum
• House of the Deer
• Museum of Ethnic Clothing of Mexico (Murem)
• Convent of San Bernardino de Siena
• Church of Candelaria
• St. John the Baptist Church
• Church of San Servatius
• Church of Santa Ana
• Church of Santa Lucia