Valladolid is one of the most beautiful towns in the Yucatan Peninsula (VIDEO)

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Valladolid, Yucatán

Mexican city life at sunset in a street of Valladolid in Yucatan.
Mexican city life at sunset in a street of Valladolid in Yucatan.

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This is considered one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in the Mexican peninsula. Every building has an aesthetic that tells stories of the town.

There are numerous historic buildings, big colonial mansions, museums, and small hotels and restaurants housed in ancient buildings, like the Casona de Valladolid, which used to be a place where wealthy families celebrated town parties in the early 1900s.

It’s a place of traditions rooted in religion, so it’s rich in beautiful churches like the ones dedicated to Santa Lucía, Santa Ana, and San Juan, as well as old convents. This is also a great place to shop for crafts like stone sculptures or hammocks.

And, like every other place in Yucatán, its natural beauty is impossible to ignore. Valladolid has 10 cenotes, natural water pools with crystal clear water in the middle of the jungle.

One of the most important ones is the Cenote Zaci, which is a deep cavern with ancient stalactites.