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Hacienda Yaxcopoil

K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Merida 97391, Mexico
999 900 1193
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see- as if everything stopped in time- sometime in the 1930's. Roam around the rooms of the hacienda , sisal plant and grounds - an unforgettable experience. Took 2 combis to get here- which was part of the fun

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Gdynia, Poland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

In old Mayan language Yaxcopoil means green poplars' place. Built in XVII. century as a holiday residence, hacienda was later extended to big estate and sisal manufactory. Now it's a museum - evidence of three historical phases of Yucatan: pre-Spanish, colonial and industrial of XIX and XX centuries turn. Condition of museum belongs not to the best ones but maybe... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is amazing. It is easy to see how grand this place once was. In reading the guide books, you imagine this place to be in a state of decay. The Hacienda is gorgeous even in its current state and there are many beautiful tropical plants on the grounds. We visited in our own rental car (not part of... More

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San Miguel de Allende
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I liked seeing the old buildings with the original tile and wall paper from the Henequen period. They give you a tour and show you how the henequen was used.

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chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent two nights at the Hacienda Yaxcopoil and look forward to returning. The casita was comfortable and very charming. The food prepared by Aurora was OUTSTANDING! What a lovely experience. Do not miss visiting this hacienda and if you can spend a few nights you will be rewarded with a unique experience. To wake up in the morning and... More

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Merida, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of the most impressive old haciendas in the entire region. It is massive, and because it didn't shut down until the early 1980s, it is still easy to imagine daily life there. It is a ruin, not a restoration, but there is furniture in the rooms and photos on the walls. The architecture is incredibly beautiful, with... More

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Oakland, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you speak any Spanish at all, ask for a guide. I don't know if they have anyone who speaks English. You learn so much more about the hacienda and factory life.

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Winter Park, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My all time favorite hacienda. Still privately owned and showing signs of the difficulty of maintaining an ancient building. Once a grand henequen plantation it is no longer actively harvesting or processing the plant. Stop on your way to Uxmal for lunch. You won't be disappointed.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

You don’t want to drive from Merida just to see this ex-hacienda, but if you’re on your way to Uxmal or Temozon Sur, it’s worth a stop. You pay to enter the house but the former working part of the hacienda is accessed to the right and, to me, is the more interesting part.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

You will find a lot , but I mean a lot of haciendas near Merida. In the 16 and 17th centuries hey were cattle ranches and were transformed to produce Sissal fiber in the 19th and early 20th centuries. During this period this were perhaps the wealthiest ranch in the world , and you can get an idea of how... More

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