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Municipality of Santa Elena

Uxmal

Before going to the Archaeological Site of Uxmal, you have to make a stop at el Municipio de Santa Elena (Municipality of Santa Elena), the headquarters of Uxmal, one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.

This town has a great cultural legacy, it is known that the discoveries of ceramic and pottery pieces, as well as diverse types of archaeological vestiges, are proof that the site where the town is located was the seat, in the pre-Hispanic era, of a Mayan indigenous town.

Visit la Iglesia de San Mateo (San Mateo Church), an XVII century building, don't forget the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) that has a beautiful clock on its roof.

Very close to the town are other archaeological sites such as Kabáh, Xcoh, and Mulchic, within the so-called Puuc zone.

The main economy of the town is agriculture, the cultivation of corn, beans, vegetables, and citrus fruits.

Before going to the Archaeological Site of Uxmal, you have to make a stop at el Municipio de Santa Elena (Municipality of Santa Elena), the headquarters of Uxmal, one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.

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This town has a great cultural legacy, it is known that the discoveries of ceramic and pottery pieces, as well as diverse types of archaeological vestiges, are proof that the site where the town is located was the seat, in the pre-Hispanic era, of a Mayan indigenous town.

Visit la Iglesia de San Mateo (San Mateo Church), an XVII century building, don't forget the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) that has a beautiful clock on its roof.

Very close to the town are other archaeological sites such as Kabáh, Xcoh, and Mulchic, within the so-called Puuc zone.

The main economy of the town is agriculture, the cultivation of corn, beans, vegetables, and citrus fruits.

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