Valladolid city, also known as the “city of the Mayan womb”, is one of the most emblematic sites in the state of Yucatan.
Valladolid is one of the oldest cities from the Spanish conquest and the second most important in the state after being established by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Montejo’s nephew in 1543. The first spark of the Mexican Revolution began in 1910 in this colourful town that today is recognised worldwide for its colonial architecture, amazing cenotes, crafts and gastronomy.
We recommend visiting the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, the cobblestoned street of Calzado de los Frailes, the San Servacio Cathedral and the Museo San Roque where you’re sure to be amazed by the architectural beauty and discover a little more about the city’s history.
Another option could be a relaxing stroll around the historic centre to check out traditional handicrafts like embroidery, leather work, jewellery and stone carving.
And when it’s time for lunch you can try a variety of typical dishes like longaniza asada (pork salami sausage) and lomitos entomatado (pork loins).
The city is close to the famous Chichen Itza pyramid, so there’s no excuse for not visiting Valladolid on your next trip to the Mexican Caribbean.