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Yucatán and Campeche States Travel Guide


The second-largest city in the Yucatán State, Valladolid (vay-ah-do-lid), is a picturesque provincial town that's been growing popular among travelers en route to or from Chichén Itzá (or Río Lagartos, to the north). Francisco de Montejo founded Valladolid in 1543 on the site of the Mayan town of Sisal. The city suffered during the War of the Castes—when the Maya in revolt

killed nearly all Spanish residents—and again during the Mexican Revolution.

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