Valladolid is a locality located in the municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Yucatán. The city was founded on May 28,1543 by Francisco de Montejo,"the nephew", was originally in the Mayan town of Chauac-Ha. On March 24,1545, despite the resistance of its founder, and due to sanitation reasons, the town was moved to Zací, the capital of the Maya cacicazgo of Cupules. In 1848 the city and its haciendas were invaded by the Mayan Indians during the Caste War, so the affected families had to emigrate to other regions. The city was recovered months later by the Yucatecan government.
In 2012 it was incorporated into the list of Magical Towns of Mexico, being the second in the state of Yucatan, after the appointment of Izamal.