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Old Churches of the Yucatan

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With the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500’s came the construction of Churches. Often times these were made from dismantling Mayan Temples and using the stones that were precut for the new construction. In some places you can still see the stones with Mayan carvings that have been placed in church walls.

All through the Yucatan you can see these churches, the oldest being in Merida. Merida’s San Ildefonso Cathedral’s construction started in 1561. Most of these churches are not covered by tours since they are often in small towns with no major tourist attractions nearby. You will need a specialty tour or by renting a car and setting a rural course, you can see some of the these churches that are hundreds of years old. The faithful monuments stand to tell the story of the past and some still are used in ceremonies that fuse ancient religions together and bring communities together.

We would love to name and add locations to each church but some of the churches just stand besides the road in unnamed places. Merida, Izamal and Valladolid do hold a lot of the churches posted though.

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The church of Dzitas Yucatan.

 

Pixoy old Churches Yucatan Mexico

Pixoy Yucatan Mexico.

 

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The church in Tikuch Yucatan.

 

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The church in Tunkas Yucatan.

 

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The old church in Cuauhtémoc Yucatan. This church is from 1797.

 

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The old church in Cuauhtémoc Yucatan. This church is from 1797.

Iglesia de Santo Nino Jesus in the Mayan town of Tihosuco

Church de Santo Nino Jesus in the Mayan town of Tihosuco, Yucatan.

 

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This church is in the town if Piste near Chichen Itza.

 

The church in Tixhualactun, Yucatan

The church in Tixhualactun, Yucatan

 

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This church is in the town of Yalcon, Yucatan.

 

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This is the convent in Valladolid, Yucatan.

 

Main Cathederal in Chemax, Yucatan

Main Cathederal in Chemax, Yucatan

 

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This church is near Xocen, Yucatan.

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This church can be found in Merida, Yucatan.

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This is the main cathedral in Merida, Yucatan

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This is the main cathedral in Merida, Yucatan

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This church is in Merida, Yucatan

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This church is in Merida, Yucatan.

 

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This church is in Izamal, Yucatan.

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This church is in Izamal, Yucatan.

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This is inside of the a church in Izamal, Yucatan.

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This church is on the Ruta Puuc in southern Yucatan. There are actually mummies here to see.

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This is inside a church on the Ruta Puuc.

 

Old Churches of the Yucatan

This is the main cathedral in Valladolid, Yucatan.

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This is another shot of the convent in Valladolid, Yucatan.

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This is Candelaria Church in Valladolid, Yucatan.

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This church is in Popola, Yucatan.

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This is the amazingly decorated church in Uayama, Yucatan.

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This is the side of the church in Uayama, Yucatan.

Old Churches in the Yucatan

This church is in Tizmin, Yucatan.

1 Comment on Old Churches of the Yucatan

  1. perla rangel // March 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM //

    interesante articulo, pero creo que era necesario para estar completo, que se le pusiera a cada iglesia el nombre y donde se encuentra ubicada. saludos

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