Chayanne in Merida – Promo

You can find a series of videos of a top charts song by Chayanne, with multiple background Yucatan settings.  This particular one was shot at the central railway station, Yaxcopoil hacienda and what look like the cenote at San Antonio Mulix near Cacao.  

Itzimná

In the location of the temple of the Maya god Itzamná, the Spanish conquistadors erected a small chapel in 1572 where the baptismal font is still preserved. Later, in 1710 they built the temple that is still being preserved. For years, Christ of Esquipulas was revered here and it was dedicated to St. Michael the

García Ginerés Neighborhood

Colonia García Ginerés in Merida  Originally this area was the land of a hacienda called “Datil y Limón” (Date and Lemon), located far outside of Merida. In the late 19th Century, the hacienda was bought by Don Cosme Angel Villajuana and named San Cosme after himself and his patron saint. In 1904, a Spaniard with real

Trees and flowers of the Yucatan

The Flamboyan tree (Spanish, also known as Tabachín in central Mexico), Poinciana regia, Caesalpiniaceae family is endemic to Madagascar and was introduced in the late 19th Century.  In Yucatan, these beautiful flowering trees became favorite ornamental trees.  Itsorchid shaped deep orange-red flowers are truly exquisite, one petal is different from the rest with light tone and

Izamal

Izamal is an important archaeological site of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is the largest town of the Northern Yucatec lowlands, covering an urban extension of 53 square km. Its monumental buildings exceed 1,000,000 cubic meters of constructive volume and at least two raised causeways, known by their Mayan term sacbeh, connect it with other

Yaxcaba

It is believed that the original settlement at Yaxcaba was established by the survivors of the fall of Mayapan in 1441. In colonial times under the encomienda system it was administered by Joachim of Leguizano (1562) and Andres Valdés. Architecture In the municipality seat Yaxcabá, there is St. Francis of Assisi church, the chapel dedicated

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