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This is Valladolid

In the eastern Yucatan, where the emerald jungle merges with the turquoise sky, lies Valladolid, a colonial city that whispers tales of grandeur and hidden treasures. At an altitude of 30 meters above sea level, this city rises like an oasis of serenity, just 162 kilometers from the vibrant Merida and a stone's throw from Mayan wonders such as Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. ​

Valladolid invites you to immerse yourself in a journey through time. Stroll along its cobblestone streets, flanked by vibrantly colored houses that whisper legends of conquistadors and Mayan warriors. Be captivated by the imposing monastery of San Bernardino de Siena, a stone colossus that showcases Franciscan architectural mastery.


In the heart of the city, the Parque Principal offers you a haven of peace under the shade of its laurel trees. Listen to the harmonious song of birds while you delight in the local cuisine, an explosion of flavors that will transport you to the Mayan mystique.

Emblematic places


Cenotes "Ancestral and Natural Legacy".

Valladolid Colonial

St. Servatius Parish

Erected in 1545 and devastated in 1705 after the "Crime of the Mayors", this church was restored in 1706 with a new design to preserve its sacredness. It is called the "Punished Church" because of these events. Its sober, Franciscan-style architecture includes two square towers and houses the only public clock in the city.

La Calzada
de los Frailes

Calzada de los Frailes in Valladolid, Yucatán, is a historic gem that transports you back to colonial times. Built by the Franciscans, this charming cobblestone street connects the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena with the city center. Today, it offers a unique experience for visitors, with its colorful colonial houses, handicraft stores and delicious restaurants.

Ex- Conven of
San Bernandino
de Siena

The Ex-Convent of San Bernardino de Siena in Valladolid, Yucatan, is a treasure of history dating back to the 16th century. This monumental work, erected by the Franciscans, shines with the colonial opulence of the region. Today, its majestic ruins invite travelers to immerse themselves in the past, with its imposing arches and captivating story, making it an essential destination for discovering Mexico's cultural and architectural richness.

Nights of heroic Valladolid

The show lasts 20 minutes and summarizes the most important events in Valladolid's history, including the era of the Maya peoples, the founding of Zaci as a warrior city, the conquest led by Francisco de Montejo in 1543, the evangelization by the Franciscans, and the construction of the former convent of San Bernardino de Siena. It also highlights the daily life, neighborhoods, markets, colonial buildings, gastronomy and culture of Valladolid.

Surrounding Places

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