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Valladolid

Calle 40 #200, Centro Historico, Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: t: Valladolid, colorful and safe colonial city, where yucatecan gastronomy was born and the Mayan culture is still alive. Is located in the east... more » Owner description: t: Valladolid, colorful and safe colonial city, where yucatecan gastronomy was born and the Mayan culture is still alive. Is located in the east side of Yucatan, between Merida and Cancun. Ideal place to visit archeological sites like Chichén Itzá (New 7 wonders) at 50Km, Ek-Balam at 27km and Coba at 60km. Also you can visit natural reserves like the Biosphere of Ría Lagartos, to observe flamingos and birds; and Punta Laguna sanctuary of spider monkey. « less
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We got to go through torn on the way home from long day with the Mayan culture. Wish we could have sent more time there. Next time we come back we will need to make trip there and spend some more time in the town and see the church up close.

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful small city in the Yucatan Peninsula. You won't find hoards of tourists here except for the tour buses that stop though. If you like to travel like a local this is a great place for you. There are great places to eat! As a photographer I could walk around forever snapping photos of the beautiful buildings and people.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The church was lovely, and hearing the history behind it was disturbing. The invading Spaniards felt it their duty to covert the Mayans to Christianity so they tore down the Mayan temple and built the church on its site using stones from the original temple. It made me feel sad for those poor Mayans who were not the savages the... More

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Nice place for lunch or a stroll, but don't go out of your way. It's quaint and has some history but isn't anything particularly special. You'll have to pay to get into San Bernardino.

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Its a small town near Chichen Itza, where you can buy some Mayas handcraft. I thing you can go, but be aware that is just a touristic place to buy mexican souvenirs

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stopped briefly in this Mexican colonial town in the middle of the Yucatan. Just enough time to visit the landmark church near the square and visit a shop or two. I cannot give a fair overview as I spent little time here, but it's a good break to get from the boring featureless driving through the jungle of the Yucatan.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful and peacefull city. You can have a great meal and then walk through its lovely plaza, spend a while resting in the catedral and then try a "champurrado" to finish refreshing the moment

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Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

lovely town, good restaurants, very nice people. we walked to the plaza and around the church at night, trough calle 41A and it was beautiful, cozy and safe

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The plan was to spend two nights here in order to see Chichen Itza, which I thought would be the highlight of this trip between Merida and Cancun, where a cousin awaited. Fell in love with Valladolid instead: graceful, colorful colonial architecture, charming churches in each barrio, friendly locals with musical voices, amazing cuisine, raucous tropical birds settling down for... More

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This city feels like a town ... filled with beautiful architecture and color, smiling faces, children playing, beautiful parks, marvelous history and the amazing Cenote! Don't miss stopping here on the way to your destination from Merida or Cancun.

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