Yucatan Photo of the Day – The cathedral

Posted February 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Yucatan Activities

church in Valladolid, Mexico

The cathedrals and iglesias (churches) of the Yucatan are beautiful. This cathedral in Valladolid is often visited by tourists during a day trip. Consider staying  overnight and experiencing the dramatic lighting throughout this charming colonial city.

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  1. Dan, March 7, 2014:

    Great Shot of the church. We recently did a photography tour with an evening stop in Valladolid and captured almost the same image using a long exposure, what beautiful subject the church is. I have to agree that city is amazing at night. There are many great locations in town for evening photography.

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