Edzna

Edzna is a Mayan archaeological site in the north of Campeche on the Yucatan peninsula (Gulf coast). The most remarkable building at the plaza is the main temple. Built on a platform 40 m high, it provides a wide overview of the surroundings. Another significant building located in the plaza is a ball court. Two

Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos is one of those sites that deserve a very good look but is mostly off the radar for most visitors.  The likely reason it is still a well kept secret is that the reserve is not near a large city or airport.  Both Cancun and Merida are more than 2.5 hours away.  In order

Paseo de Montejo

Paseo de Montejo, Colonial Splendor in Merida Merida’s elegant tree-lined Paseo de Montejo is the city’s main boulevard and most fashionable district. Once a primarily residential area, the Paseo de Montejo in Merida has since been commercialized and many of the historic 19th century mansions that line the boulevard have been converted into restaurants, nightclubs,

Rembrandt in Merida

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the Dutch painter and etcher was born 406 years ago.   The collection exhibited at El Olimpo is part of the Milán – Madrid – Mexico City – Merida tour.  The Rembrandts will remain in Merida until October 20th.   The title of the exhibit is “Rembrandt: Lo divino y lo humano”, (“Rembrandt: the divine and

Chactún: the discovery of a lost Mayan city

A CITY BURIED IN YUCATAN’S RAINFOREST  A team of archaeologists have found a long lost Mayan city in the rainforests of eastern Mexico (state of Campeche), and they’re hoping the discovery will help them figure out what led to the ancient civilization’s rise and fall centuries ago. The city, which archaeologists have dubbed Chactun or Red Rock, was in

Frederick Catherwood

Frederick Catherwood (born 27 February 1799, died 27 September 1854) was an English architect, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. He explored the Yucatán and Central America in the mid 19th century along with writer John Lloyd Stephens. Their books, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán and Incidents of Travel in Yucatán,