Listen to the legends in Pluma Hidalgo
Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca
The cozy city of Valladolid, built on the ancient Mayan ceremonial center of Zací, is one of the oldest and most fascinating vice-regal cities of the Yucatan peninsula.
WALK IN THE CENTRAL PARK
Admire the splendor of the Francisco Cantón Rosado central park with its vice-regal churches built from the stones of the ancient Mayan city. The tradition-filled park presents a proud cultural mix of Mayan and European influences, beautiful trees and the wrought iron latticework that protects them.
VISIT THE CONVENT OF SAN BERNARDINO DE SIENA
Discover the altarpiece carved in wood and strewn with gold, the Franciscan frescoes that reveal the evangelization process of early converts to Catholicism, and the extensive gardens.
EXPLORE THE STREETS
Stroll through the narrow streets to reach the market of Donato Bates where colorful viandas and crafts are bought and sold, or walk through the streets of the city and discover the beautiful embroidery, lace, huipiles, guayaberas, hammocks and saddle pieces. Find cozy restaurants and enjoy the traditional lomito en escabeche of Valladolid in addition to the delicious Mayan dishes.
DIVE INTO THE CENOTES OF ZACÍ, DZITNUP, AND SAMULÁ
Go into the subterranean world of the Zací, Dzitnup, and Samulá cenotes to immerse yourself in turquoise waters below the stalactites that adorn the vaults illuminated by the sunrays shining into the caves.
SEE THE LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW IN THE FRANCISCAN CONVENT
At night, enjoy the light and sound show in a festive atmosphere filled with familiarity and color. The show takes place in the Franciscan convent atrium, where the Mayan and viceregal origins of the city are highlighted.
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