Valladolid, an elegant colonial town founded during the XVI century in the site of Zaci (ancient capital of the province of the Cupules), is known as the Heroic City because of the many epic events that make up its history. Scene of many rebellions and struggles between conquerors and conquerors.
Valladolid is also distinguished because of the Colonial style of its constructions; its important to note the detailed stonework of facades in colonial buildings.
Also you can see the mayor part of its townspeople wearing the typical Mayan dress (hand embroidered dresses, blouses and handkerchiefs).
Valladolid main attractions
Church of San Gervasio
Church of San Gervasio with its towers built in the XVIII century, contains cannons used to retake the city in 1848, when it felt in hands of rebel Indians who began the Caste War.
Convent of San Bernardino
A building of majestic dimensions and superb Franciscan style.
In Government Palace where you can see huge murals depicting Mexican history.
Semi-opened well with a diameter of 45 meters and 80 meters deep. Swimming its allowed in its refreshing turquoise waters where you will see rare species of eyeless black fish known as “lub”. A third part of the cenote is covered with stalactites and stalagmites and there is a walkway around it. Also you can find a great restaurant.Cenote Zaci
Cenote Dzitnup or Keken
Located just 7 km from Valladolid, this is an underground cenote with a hole in the ceiling. Its probably one of the most known and photographed cenotes of Yucatan, famous for its deep, refreshing and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming.
Nowadays, Valladolid is a blooming city with tourist potential and opportunities for industrial and commercial development. You can find comfortable hotels and fine restaurants to enjoy its flavorful cuisine, as lomitos de Valladolid, longaniza or escabeche chicken.