Valladolid Attractions

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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. 


Assuming you like to learn about other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Valladolid.

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

The table just below lists some details concerning a museum in the area.

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

Historical Sites

San Bernardino Monastery

Do you like exploring the historical roots of the places you visit? If so, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your vacation.

An interesting landmark worth visiting 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.

Glance through the following table to learn more about historic sites in Valladolid.

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


Cenote Zaci

Visitors can spend some time in one of the many parks in and around Valladolid.

Cenote Zaci is located within 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.

A second popular attraction 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 worth considering can be seen 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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