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Palaces in Yucatán

4 Palaces in Yucatán

Palaces in Valladolid
The Culture´s House
The House of Culture is located at City Hall in the heart of the Mexican city of Valladolid in the Yucatan. It is also opposite the Plaza de Francisco Canton and near the fantastic Park Francisco Canton Rosado. This museum is the second most visited attraction in Valladolid, receiving 4000 visitors in 2009. It was founded on January 1st 1995 and has an area of 600 square meters distributed across a theater, auditorium and exhibition areas, which currently house the exhibition of ancient conquerors. The City Hall building is facing the most significant monuments of the city such as the Cathedral of San Gervasio or Servatius.
Palaces in Uxmal
El palacio del Gobernador
This beautiful building is located in Uxmal (ancient Mayan city and one of the most important with amazing archaeological Mayan culture). To this day it is said that it was occupied by the king of Uxmal before the Soothsayer built his palace. There was a chronicler, Fray Alonso Ponce who in 1558 said it was a building of rare magnificence and grandeur. One of the things I was told about this palace is that, although it seems divided into 3 separate parts, it is considered to be one. It no less than 98 m long and about 12 m wide and 8.5 m high. Where is its name from? Well, in the building's structure there's an incredible frieze (made with masks of the god Chaac) and sculptures with a central figure symbolizing a sovereign plume resting on a throne with a serpent's body and a design with 7 belts and serpentine heads (two-headed snakes). Many have identified this as Kukulcan sovereign, a high ranking man or God who they called the Governor's Palace. Uxmal is a sight to see, do not miss out. "Happiness is the reward of the brave"
Palaces in Mérida
Palaces in Santa Elena