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Learn about the bees of Xkopek

Only 10 blocks south of downtown Valladolid, the local English Library offers a visit to the fascinating world of Melipona bees at Xkopek.

Valladolid mayor to visit ‘sister city’ Asheville, N.C.

In North Carolina, Asheville Sister Cities is preparing to receive a delegation from Valladolid, Yucatán.

City shutters hotel that made waves with Frida mural

Weeks after ordering the owner to remove a flamboyant mural from its facade, city officials in Valladolid closed the beleaguered El Terminal Hotel for operating without permits.

Free night tours in Valladolid have begun, with some success

Free, guided night tours are in their second week, but rain is dampening the city's attempt to entertain overnight tourists.

Valladolid officials order hotel owner to paint over mod mural

A mural on a Valladolid hotel prompts a strong reaction from neighbors and city officials.

Frida Kahlo mural gets hotel owner in hot water

A Valladolid hotel owner may have to paint over a mural she had painted on the facade for not conforming to colonial standards.

Postponed: Guitarist Javier Rojas at VEL

The talented guitarist Javier Rojas, accompanied by Leonel Escalante and Harriet Rich, perform in a fundraiser for the Valladolid English Library.

Lotería at Valladolid English Library

The Valladolid English Library presents Lotería — the traditional Mexican game — with awesome prizes.

Cine-Cena: ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

An expat-themed movie, but in a very different place, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is being screened at Casa Hamaca, with appropriate food pairings.

Introduction to Maya Yucateca Conversation and Culture

Learn to speak with your neighbors. A short presentation by Francisco Gonzalo Segovia Gardenas de la Selva (Pako) demonstrating basic Maya conversational tools. 

‘Top Chef’ in Yucatán, with a very Mayan challenge

One of Yucatán's most famous expats, Jeremiah Tower, was a surprise guest judge this week on "Top Chef," and taught contestants about Mayan cookery.

Steve Katz: Song and Story in Valladolid

Grammy-award Winner Steve Katz (Blood, Sweat and Tears) will present an evening of Song and Story on behalf of the Valladolid English Library.

Lightning bolt ends Valladolid video mapping shows

The "Noches de la Heroica Zací" video projections have dimmed at the former convent of San Bernardino of Siena in Valladolid.

Play Lotería at Casa Hamaca

The Valladolid English Library LOTERIA! — the traditional Mexican game — with awesome prizes.

Finally, a zoo opening in Valladolid

For German-born entrepreneur Paul Gotthold Beutelspache, the culmination of many years of work is paying off, with a free teaching zoo soon to be open to the public in Valladolid.

A picture-perfect pitch for Valladolid

The globetrotting bloggers called Goats on the Road stayed two weeks in Valladolid, and made a compelling case for other travelers to follow suit.

Valladolid’s high-tech, historical clocks cause a stir

Among the historical touches in Valladolid's downtown is been the installation of two charming old-timey street clocks. Two surprisingly controversial old-timey street clocks.