When approaching the Hacienda Chenché de las Torres, in Temax, a man is observed in the distance fighting with windmills ...
It is one of the most famous haciendas in Yucatan for transporting us to a fiction of dragons, kings and princesses.
The Hacienda Chenché de las Torres, in Temax, was founded in the 18th century, during the colonial era. Its glory years were in the 20th century, when the henequen was booming and the Yucatan economy was a promising fortress, as was the Hacienda.
The tourist offer in Yucatan goes beyond knowing the natural wonders or the incredible archaeological sites. The Haciendas in Yucatán are an attraction that thousands of tourists come to every year, thirsty to know the history behind their walls.
The route of old haciendas offered by the state it is one of the most important in the region. On the route, you will be able to visit haciendas restored from oblivion and converted into imposing hotels or restaurants.
Read more of the Haciendas de Yucatán: Haciendas to stay on a trip back in time.
If you want to know haciendas in Yucatan you can start your tour by visiting Chenché de la Torres, which is located in Temax, almost 90 kilometers from Mérida. Its main characteristic is to stand out for its medieval and mysterious style.
A story that refuses to be forgotten ...
The history of old haciendas They are fascinating and Chenché de las Torres is no exception.
They are part of architectural heritage of the state and they are a sample of the old life in Yucatan.
The origin of this hacienda is located in the 18th century and tells the story that it belonged to the counts of Miraflores, but was later acquired by the Manzanilla family of Yucatán.
Currently this property is private and belongs to the Kimerman family, who undertook to restore it completely.
With other constructions, conform the route of ancient haciendas which has the state and is a place of excellence within tourism in Yucatan.
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Medieval architecture in Chenché de las Torres
Life in Yucatán enjoyed fame and glamor in the early 20th century. However, during colonial times it also transcended due to to the splendor of its old haciendas that today are one of the keys to tourism in Yucatan.
In the case of the Chenché de las Torres hacienda, the distinctive element, when compared to others, It is its medieval style with towers between 15 and 20 meters high. A singular contribution in the architecture of the haciendas of the time.
That style shows the splendid life in Yucatán, where spending large sums on magnificent buildings was not a problem.
At present, several elements of that vast past are preserved as pieces of furniture or shields, such as those that can be seen in some Renaissance buildings from England or Germany.
Another characteristic of the old haciendas in Yucatan are their gardens. At the Chenché de las Torres ranch in Temax, Yucatán, you can see a diversity of plants in the area and a small neo-Gothic chapel.
Without a doubt it is a magical place to meet in Temax.
Getting to the haciendas of Yucatán is not as easy as it sounds, is it?
To get to Chenché de las Torres take the Cansahcab - Temax road. Shortly before reaching Temax, at kilometer 15, you have to turn right.
You can easily recognize the entrance. Remember that it is a private property. It is not open to the public, so an appointment is required in advance.
Other haciendas in Yucatán
- Hacienda Xcanatún. It is one of the most exclusive hotels in Yucatan. It is located 5 minutes from Merida.
- Hacienda Chichí Suárez. Close to Merida, 10 minutes from the city, it stands out for its architecture and amenities.
- Hacienda Tepich. With splendid gardens, it is a good place to stay and is located just 25 kilometers from the capital.
- Hacienda Sotuta de Peón. Another proposal to stay in a historic building that still preserves its past. 34 kilometers from the capital of Yucatán.
- Hacienda Temozón. At 50 kilometers, it stands out for its old church from the 18th century and its period decoration.
- Hacienda Misné. It stands out for its spa and pools ideal for relaxing. 15 kilometers from Mérida
- Hacienda Kancabchén. It is located only 33 kilometers away. It has an old chapel and even a zoo.
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