Monday, December 3, 2012

Vaya a Valladolid

 Did anyone happen to catch this article in NYTimes? Valladolid really is super rad. Mr. W and I first went a million years ago while we were still in college. We made the hour drive from Puerto M, and spent the day wandering.  The colonial architecture really is something special and some of the most beautiful cenotes (sink holes) are in this area.

Here are the top 10 things to do in Valladolid!
Cenote Dzitnup-A bit more enticing but less accessible is Cenote Dzitnup. It’s artificially lit and very swimmable, and a massive limestone formation dripping with stalactites hangs from its ceiling.

Mercado Municipal- This is a good, authentic Mexican market where locals come to shop for cheap clothing, homewares, meat, produce and what-have-you, and to eat at inexpensive taquerías. The east side is the most colorful, with flowers and stacks of fruit and vegetables on offer. Most of the activity takes place between 06:00 and 14:00.

Temple de San Bernardino & Convento de Sisal- The church named for San Bernardino de Siena and the Convent of Sisal are about 700m southwest of the plaza. They were constructed between 1552 and 1560 to serve the dual functions of fortress and church.

also...Don't forget to buy: wooden sun burst mirrors, embroidered tops and dresses, and leather goods.


Dianne said...

oh mexico...i miss you. I wish i was going too!!

Moni said...

i wanna go. i also just wanna stroll around in an embroidered top!