Valladolid is a small city in the state of Yucatan, located 1 hour 30 minutes from Tulum. It was founded in 1543, but it was recently officially included as another Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) of Mexico. This is because of its unique charm and the hospitality of the people.
It is a small and friendly town, with a colonial architecture reflected in the building constructions like the Cathedral of San Gervasio, the market of handicrafts, the convent of San Bernardino de Siena and its multiple colonial houses.
The most symbolic building in Valladolid is the Cathedral of San Gervasio, built with carved stone and open to the public so you can see the interior.
In front of the church is the main park, where you will find craft stalls in the afternoon and at night you can see dancers simulating ancient Mayan dances and try delicious snacks and desserts from local street vendors.
Around the main park you will find handicraft shops, restaurants with typical regional food, gastronomic market, a craft market and even banks.
You can also enjoy incredible cenotes, as there are many around, there is even one in the center of Valladolid: the Cenote Zaci, which has a very accessible cost and is a wonderful place.
The magical town of Valladolid is unique with rich culture, gastronomy, architecture, tourism and history. Do not miss the opportunity to take your picture in a street or favorite place in this small and quiet city to keep it in your scrapbook.