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Confession time. Six weeks in Mexico totally changed us forever. We can’t wait to visit again. We look at our thousands of photos often. There’s no way to share all the photos in blog posts. With that being said, I’ve decided to restart the photo of the week feature. Starting today this will become a permanent feature of the blog. If you have a special photo that you would like to see featured in the photo of the week, please email me with your submission.

Cathedral of San Gervacio in Valladolid

Today’s feature photo almost didn’t happen. By this point, our adventures in Chichen Itza, Coba, and Ek Balam have left us exhausted. Can we really cram in one more stop? We didn’t want to miss Valladolid, so what to do? We decided on a compromise and stopped just for lunch. The city is a beautiful example of colonial Spanish architecture, and the cathedral really left an impression on us both. The cathedral of San Gervacio is right in the center of town, and you can’t miss it. It pops out at you from a distance.The original cathedral dates to 1545, but little is left of the original structure. What you see today is from 1705.

If You Go

Overall Valladolid is an excellent side-trip. The town of Valladolid is less than an hour from Chichen Itza and Coba. It’s also an excellent base for exploration. The city is laid out in a grid formation. It’s amazingly easy to navigate around Valladolid. The cathedral of San Gervacio is an excellent place to start your adventure in town. Grab a coffee, soak in all the sights, and imagine what life was like five centuries ago.

Where: Yucatán, Mexico
Best Time to Go: “Off” Season after Easter & before Thanksgiving
How: Highway 180 half-way between Cancun and Merida. We rented a car but regular bus service runs from Cancun, Tulum, and Merida