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Hacienda Yaxcopoil

Address: K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Merida 97391, Mexico
Phone Number: 999 900 1193
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Ranked #26 of 77 things to do in Merida
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back to the 17th century. The...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back to the 17th century. The hacienda has been the location of several film and television productions, and is featured in most travel guides. Its archives are frequently cited in historical texts and research. The Hacienda may be the best preserved but unrestored hacienda in the Yucatan. The Hacienda is open daily for tours, a private guest house, museum of Mayan artifacts, gift shop, snack bar and events.
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Indianapolis
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Yaxcopoil is an easy trip from Merida. The rustic hacienda grounds give visitors a feel for how life was like on an hacienda. The museum and all the antique decor add to the feel of the museum. If I remember correctly admission is $75/person and it is open 7 days a week. With it's proximity to Merida anybody with interest... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's a great crumbling remnant of a grand estate. There is little information at the site, but it's good for a walk and for taking stunning photos.

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Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The only partially restored henequen hacienda is lovingly maintained by the owners. The furnishings in the house are evocative of the heyday of the hacienda culture. The flowering plants in the courtyards are lush and colorful. The owner was knowledgeable and gracious.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was the only one there and there wasn't anyone really available to tell me anything about the place. I had to figure it out on my own. Maybe go with a group or get a guidebook to read up first.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

At one time, Hacienda Yaxcopoil was the largest hacienda in Yucatán with over 2000 hectares of land and more the 500 employees. The scale of the place is enormous and there's a lot to see. Although the buildings desperately need some extra attention, you can still learn a lot about hacienda life and the area of Yaxcopoil - It's only... More 

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canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What a pity these once magnificent homes are now fighting mould, damp and dilapidation. This hacienda is being maintained, and is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the rich henequen farmers. You can stay overnight in this one- a photographer's delight!

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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Old ruined Hacienda that has been maintained but not rebuilt. The self guided tour was fun, we were given an english guide pamphlet which helped. $75.00 pesos per adult.

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Altadena, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped here randomly on our way back to Merida after a day at Uxmal and loved it. It's great to see the tiny pueblo doing everything they can to maintain this amazing piece of history that at one point employed some 2000 people. We got lucky with a personal tour of an older gentleman that's been a caretaker for... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Such a romantic place, with true ghosts of it's past stylish grandeur still hovering everywhere. Informative, but not in a formalized way. Straight up beautiful and sincere architecture. Grounspeople are also surprisingly knowledgable guides. Nice shop for souvenirs. Close to Merida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an abandoned and near derelict Hacienda left as a piece of living history. Restoration thankfully has been left to a minimum except for a few furnished domestic rooms that still portray the feeling of being transported back into time just as well as the more derelict industrial and commercial parts. The whole thing has been perfectly judged and... More 

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