One of Mexico´s Magic Towns and the perfect getaway to experience history, people and an authentic Mexican colonial City. Take a walk in it’s beautiful and quiet streets and watch all the colorful houses one of the most important aspect of the city’s history and the first thing you need to do once you arrive. In Valladolid you will find the best artisans – incredible and unique pieces of art with wood, thread, leather, metal, gold and silver.
Here you will taste the most delicious Mexican food, no matter where you are in Valladolid, in every corner you will see a gentle lady selling crispy chicken tamales or tacos of Cochinitia, a signature dish made with pork seasoned with achiote and sour oranges cooked in the traditional ground oven … a master piece of yucatecan food not to mention Relleno Negro, another yucatecan dish made with turkey and a paste of roasted chilis and spices. Please do not leave Valladolid without tasting the Pibihuas, an endemic dish made for the first time in this town many years ago.
One of the perks to visit this town in Yucatan is that you will be able to discover places like Cenote Zaci wich you can find in the downtown area of Valladolid a few blocks behind the city hall. There is a restaurant with a beautiful view of the cenote’s great 40 meter drop where you can enjoy delicious yucatecan dishes and the cenote at the same time.
The Templo de San Bernardino is about 700 m southwest of the plaza. It was constructed between 1552 and 1560 to serve the dual functions of fortress and church. The church’s charming decoration includes beautiful rose-colored walls, arches, some recently uncovered 16th-century frescoes, and a small image of the Virgin on the altar.
Casa de los Venados or House of the Deer is an 18,000 sq. ft. private home, museum of Mexican folk and contemporary art. There are over 3000 pieces of art in what is the largest collection of museum quality Mexican folk art in private hands. The house and its architect have won four major architectural awards in the last years.
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