Valladolid is also known as the capital of the eastern Maya and where we simply discover its colonial buildings, its pre-Hispanic pyramids and sacred cenotes.
In its Main Square you can appreciate the Municipal Palace and the Parish of San Servacio, temple built in the eighteenth century with two towers of three bodies with bell towers.
The Church of La Candelaria has a portico of interior arches. Inside there is a Churrigueresque style altarpiece. Do not miss visiting the churches of Santa Lucía, San Juan and Santa Ana.
The Ex-Convent of San Bernardino de Siena or Ex Convento de Sisal dates back to 1560 and is built on the Sis-Há cenote. This temple has frescoes of the sixteenth century and a baroque altarpiece carved in wood.
The Calzada de los Frailes was used by the Franciscans to communicate with the center of the town. Today it is a street that has colonial mansions, boutiques, museums, hotels and gardens.
The Temple of San Roque is currently a museum with archaeological pieces showing the War of Castes and the Mexican Revolution.
In the Handicraft Market you can find Huipiles and embroidery, guayaberas, earrings, bracelets, bags, jipijapa hats, saddlery and pieces carved in stone.
And if you want to know the cenotes that are in Valladolid, here we tell you which ones to visit:
Seven kilometers from Valladolid is the Cenote Dzitnup, also known as “the blue cave”, its roofs have stalactites and its waters have a tone that will leave you with your mouth open. In this cenote you can swim and practice snorkeling.
The Cenote Maya has 80 meters in diameter, a depth of 24 meters and 22 meters in height. To access, you must descend by a wooden ladder, by rappel or by a tunnel. This site has loose ropes, zip lines and an orchard with medicinal plants. The turquoise blue of its waters changes color when the sun’s rays are filtered.
The Cenote Zací means “white hawk” and has a depth of 80 meters. In this cenote an open sky can swim while enjoying the song of the swallows that inhabit this site.