The Wonders of Valladolid: Magical Town in Yucatan

Casa Valladolid Las Maravillas de Valladolid

Valladolid is a cozy colonial city located in the Yucatan Peninsula with pastel colored colonial houses, cenotes and a small Cathedral that is simply beautiful to admire, the streets are colorful and full of life; Valladolid has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1998, which makes it an indisputable place to visit.

The best things to do in Valladolid, Mexico:

One of the most fascinating aspects of Valladolid is its architecture. Simply walking through its streets and exploring the buildings, their facades, windows, walls, is impressive. The Spanish colonial architecture of Valladolid is unmistakable, visit the Cathedral of San Gervasio and the Convent of San Bernardino.



A few blocks from the main square is the impressive Cenote Zaci. The Cenote is larger than expected, considering how close it is to the city. So, if you have little time left or you don't travel by car, then we recommend you to visit this Cenote.


Calzada de los Frailes is a colonial street from the 16th century that makes you feel transported back in time. As you walk down the street, you'll catch a glimpse of the legacy left by the Franciscans who once ruled this city.

If visiting local markets is your thing, then definitely check out the Mercado Municipal in the morning. Just a couple of blocks northeast of downtown. A bustling place but one of the best places to visit in Valladolid for its dose of real local culture.

To stay, choose Casa Valladolid Hotel Boutique, with great architecture, cozy and with a privileged location, enjoy its à la carte breakfasts, such as the traditional Motulean eggs.

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