Taylor Explores the World

Category: Valladolid

  • Valladolid

    The city of Valladolid is a wonderful place, filled with architectural splendors streaked with history.   We plodded through almost every Colonia (neighborhood) in town, day and night, without a single reason for concern.  Just outside el Centro (center of town) are quaint barrios filled with small homes, plazas, churches, mom and pop storefronts, markets and friendly smiles.  We […]

  • Taqueria Viki

    We left Valladolid on Valentine’s Day, which they do not celebrate or at least it was not made very public if they did or perhaps it was foreshadowed by Carnival.   On our way out on MX295, following the route of the churches, just at the edge of Valladolid we discovered a divine roadside stand, Taqueria Viky.  The […]

  • Burning of Juan Carnaval

    Ash Wednesday concludes the celebrations of Carnaval in Valladolid. We were eating dinner at Las Campanas when a special gentleman stopped at our table to comment on Adri’s pink hair and how pretty she was. As we were leaving the restaurant we noticed the time, it was 8:30, disappointed we had missed the final festivities […]

  • Las Campanas Restaurant

    Las Campanas (The Bells) Restaurant sits across from el zocolo in el centro, it is in the center of all the action which is quite visible from some of the tables.  Despite its “touristy” spot its food, ambience and clientele are far from it.  Las Campanas (The Bells) offers a variety of local Maya cuisine […]

  • Cenote Zaci

    The Cenote Zaci is centrally located in el centro.  A large freshwater sinkhole in the limestone crust of the area allows the, in this case dark navy blue almost black water to fill forming a natural fresh water pool.  Along its edge sets a grotto and staircase that allows easy access.  Having arrived late in […]

  • Convent de San Roque, Museo de Valladolid y Parque Los Heroes

    The building and where it stands has a long history with the Spanish Catholics in Valladolid.  According to the placard an earlier building once sat on these grounds; Hospital del Santo Nombre de Jesus was built in 1575.  In 1634, the current building replaced it, Convent of San Roque, with money donated by a priest.  […]

  • Iglesia de San Servacio

    Iglesia de San Servacio has been a beautiful fixture across from the central plaza’s southern side since 1706. It was ordered built by order of Bishop Don Pedro de los Reyes to replace the 1545 church that had been destroyed in 1705.  Still today it has a 19th century clock tower which houses the only public clock in the city.  The church is […]

  • Martes Gordo – Carnaval 2013

    After settling into the hotel we headed to the Zocolo hoping to catch some of the Carnaval celebration.  There was a huge gathering of locals for the free concert. The band were great dancers as well as singers.  There was a small dance area behind us where the locals felt the island beats of the band.   […]

  • Hotel Zaci

    We arrived at Hotel Zaci around 9pm on Fat Tuesday, exhausted after a long day’s journey from Michigan and frustrated from hunting for their parking lot; which is on Calle 46.  We were greeted with a smile and check-in went smoothly.  I had been worried because it was Carnaval week and we had reserved our superior room […]