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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 #18 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/day tour
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Thanks to my husband's perfect Spanish we were able to walk the entire grounds with a delightful caretaker who had worked the henequen processing from the age of 16 until it ended in the mid 80's. You can stroll the grounds and rooms independently or if you are lucky & know Spanish you can do as we did. The cost... More

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Brussels, Belgium
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Kept very natural. Gives a nice feeling of how it was when functionning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

One of the Grand Henequen (Sisal) Haciendas of the 19th Century. Partially restored as a museum. Understanding how Merida became one one the wealthiest cities in the world in the late 19th century requires some basic knowledge of how this plantations were brought to life and flourished.

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Ajax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Average type hacienda, a bit run down. Given an impromptu demo of how henneken was wound by hand.

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Fayetteville, Ga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

A beautiful restored hennequin hacienda with lovely grounds, interesting buildings, and great photo ops. A lovely place to spend an afternoon. About 1 hour south of Merida on a good highway with clearly marked signs.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Luckly this hacienda has not been purchased by a foreigner, so it hasn't been turned into a fancy restaurant or expensive hotel. Although not falling apart, the main house hasn't seen a lick of paint in decades, original furniture and portraits welcome the few visitors who pass by on their way to Uxmal. The kitchen is great, so are the... More

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Merida, Mexico
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

un-restored, so still as it was back then. you can still see the workings of the hcda even though you can't actually see it working.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We did 3 haciendas on our day tour and Yaxcopoil was the last. It's really huge, and although we weren't allowed into the back area(not staying at the guesthouse), the map on the wall in the great house gave us an idea how big the grounds were. I really wish we could have seen the entire grounds as wandering around... More

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Province of Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to the Hacienda Yaxcopoil. The guide was terrific so kind and helpful to explain us everythink about the Hacienda and how it worked when it was opened and in used so that you could daydream, imagining everything: the people, the animals, the machines... Honestly you'll probably find other Haciendas better kept than this one but... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed at Hacienda Yaxcopoil in Dec. 2011. The guest house was lovely with an ambience that was both authentic and updated. The staff at the Haciienda were all kind and accommodating -- they respected our privacy while always ready to help us out with information or tours of the hacienda. I've seen the post criticizing the food. We had... More

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