Attractions in Valladolid

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From the main plaza to the nearby cenotes, there are two different sides to tourism in Valladolid.  On the one hand, there are colonial-era buildings that retain much of their original architecture, history museums, and churches which help visitors to learn about heritage and culture.  On the other, there is a wild, natural landscape of sinkholes, fresh water cenotes, and parks to explore. You can pick your favored type of attraction or make a point to see them all depending on how long you stay and your motivation. 


If you enjoy learning about other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Valladolid.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is San Roque Museum. It is situated in the heart of Valladolid. Originally constructed in 1575 as a church, the San Roque Museum tells the history of the region with a special focus on Maya life.

The table right below enables you to learn some details regarding a museum in the area.

Museums In Valladolid
Name Phone Location
San Roque Museum -- Central Valladolid Mexico

Historical Sites

San Bernardino Monastery

In case you like to explore the history of a foreign place, you might want to visit a historical site while on vacation in Valladolid.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is San Bernardino Monastery. It is found within the heart of Valladolid. This old monastery may look like a place where time stands still, but monasteries like these helped Catholicism spread throughout the Spanish Colonies, spreading the Hispanic Culture with it. This particular San Bernardino Monastery is still a center of Catholic worship in the region, and plays a large part in the local culture.

Look through the following table for more information about sites of historical interest in Valladolid.

Historic Sites In Valladolid
Name Phone Location
La Rafaelita -- Central Valladolid
San Bernardino Monastery -- Central Valladolid


Cenote Zaci

Travelers can experience one of the many parks in and around Valladolid.

Cenote Zaci is found in the heart of Valladolid. Conveniently located right in the center of the city of Valladolid, Cenote Zaci is raved about by families who love swimming in the crystalline cool waters.

Another popular attraction in this category is Dzitnup Cenote. Two ropes have been extended across the water at the cenote, making a walkway for those who don't necessarily want to swim but still experience the beautiful waters. Lifeguards are on duty during visiting hours.

The parks you'll be able to find are summarized in the following table.

Parks In and Around Valladolid
Name Type Location
Cenote X-Canche Park 14.5 mi. North of Central Valladolid
Cenote Zaci Park Central Valladolid
Dzitnup Cenote Park 3.4 mi. South West of Central Valladolid
Francisco Canton Park Park Central Valladolid
Sac Muukal Cenote Park 3.4 mi. South West of Central Valladolid

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