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. 

Museums

In case you like to expand your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit San Roque Museum. It is situated in the heart of Valladolid. San Roque Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 900 p.m.

The chart right below offers some key facts concerning a museum you might enjoy in Valladolid.

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

Historical Sites

San Bernardino Monastery

Do you like exploring the history of places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

A common landmark for vacationers is San Bernardino Monastery. It is located in 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.

You can look through the table just below for more information about sites of historical interest in the area.

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

Parks

Cenote Zaci

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

Cenote Zaci is situated in the heart of Valladolid. Aside from being able to swim in the waters of the cenote, there is also a rope swing and a 12 meter platform from which adventurous travelers can dive in.

Another popular choice in this category is Dzitnup Cenote. Natural cenotes dot the landscape of the Mexican Caribbean, and are popular spots for tourists and locals alike who love swimming and diving, but want to avoid the beach. Dzitnup Cenote is one such spot.

The parks available can be seen in the chart below.

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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