Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo

Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, Valladolid

Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo

Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo
4.5
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Travel Well
Asheville, North Carolina31 contributions
This place is so amazing and it’s in a sleepy little village in the middle of no where, yet close to Valladolid.
The people in the village were very welcoming with kids playing and greeting us as we passed by. Wonderful historic building that has been well preserved.
Written January 29, 2020
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essbeeuk
Rochdale, UK134 contributions
Couples
We decided to make a detour on our journey into Valladolid and called into Uayma to see the church. Spectacular painted walls, lovely to walk round and have no other tourists around. Real rural Mexico.
Written October 2, 2017
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Dre
Bethlehem, PA13 contributions
Couples
What a cute little town with a amazing piece of history! Loved it. I showed up during 12pm mass (on a Thursday) and when it was over they set off firecrackers while singing and playing instruments around the park. I'm not a religious person but I'd be a fool to not see the beauty in it all.....Such a wonderful culture.
Written January 13, 2017
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sheri B
Santa Fe, NM50 contributions
Worth the short drive to Uayma just to see this church. Especially if you love design and architecture (+churches) of Mexico. The SPATIAL quality the floral designs are unique and I enjoyed photographing them all inside and out. If the history of this church was available - I didn't see it! Now I'm doing some research on how it happened. Very quiet peaceful town - just a few steps from main part of Uayma
Written December 5, 2019
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TravelerPhiladelphia
Philadelphia, PA460 contributions
Couples
Make a detour, or make a special trip, to see this amazing church. In the middle of nowhere, I've never seen anything like this. It's only 20 minutes by car from Valladolid, or on the way to Chichen Itza.
Written February 18, 2019
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oldbrdrz
Fairfax, VA155 contributions
Couples
This church is highly attractive both inside and outside, with unusual decorative motifs. Quite a work of art! Restoration in the baptismal font area was underway when we were there. The church has been mostly, and lovingly restored. Unfortunately, there was no explanatory material in Spanish or English. The town area around it has also been restored, with colorful buildings, an attractive plaza, a red bed and breakfast, a nice colorful public library and town hall. People obviously take pride in their pleasant and attractive town with the church as its centerpiece.
Written June 20, 2018
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hallmartin2018
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Couples
We had hired a private driver, Manuel Puc, of Maya Adventure Taxi Tours, to take us early morning from Valladolid to Chitchen
Itza, and thus miss the huge crowds who arrive on buses about
noon from Cancun. Manuel was exemplary in every way. On return he spontaneously took us slightly off route to this wonderful and utterly unique church in this sleepy Mexican town.
Great trip--with complimentary water and delicious local (with peel) fruit thrown in. Manuel a fount of information too.
Written February 20, 2018
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Overlooker
Santa Fe, NM278 contributions
Couples
If you have an interest in historic Mexican churches, do not miss this one. We've seen dozens of churches across the country, but none like this. Built around 1542, it is exquisitely unique.
Written March 3, 2017
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Cathy M
Trail, Canada18 contributions
Couples
The evening lite show was well done and it explains the history of the convent/building and some of the Mayan history.
Written November 11, 2016
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ultrapop
San Francisco54 contributions
Friends
On a roadtrip though the Yucatan, my traveling companion and I decided to check out the town of Uayma (pronounced WHY-mah), one of the towns that make up the Pueblos Magicos (Magical Pueblos) a select group of villages of cultural and/or historical significance.

The town was well off the beaten path, the signs leading to it covered with jungle vines, but truly no more than 15 km from nearby Valladolid. But getting there was half the fun, tooling about in our tiny rental car on the back country roads, passing handicraft stalls and coconut vendors.

Sneeze and you might miss the turnoff, but once we arrived, we were rewarded with one of the most spectacular churches— and the centerpiece of the town— we had seen in our entire journey. This alone is worth a 20 minute detour to or from Valladolid.

According to Wikipedia, "The church was built originally by the Spaniards to enforce their culture in Uayma, which was at the time an important Mayan center. Stones from nearby Mayan temples (including Chichen Itza) were used to build the church, some of which can be seen on the facade.”

The reddish facade is adorned with beautiful white and blue rosettes unlike anything we’d seen in our travels. We had no way of knowing if they represented a traditional Maya design or had some Spanish influence. Regardless, the rosettes resembled many Mudejar designs seen largely in Andalusian architecture. With no one to guide us except a stray dog, we enjoyed exploring the church and were intrigued by a nearby house named the Casa de los Pianos. A local explained it was occasionally rented, often for tv and film productions. Neat!

Uayma is a great little village to explore if you enjoy admiring the local architecture. You can easily combine it with a trip to Valladolid, or on your way to/from Chichen Itza.
Written March 3, 2016
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