A short drive south of Mérida, past Uman, is a lovely faded gem of a hacienda with walls of arches in the Moorish style. You enter the grounds through a grand arch followed by a walk through a stand of tall Royal Palms on either side. The old rail tracks that were used to carry hennequen from field to work area are still intact, running through the beautifully maintained grounds. This hacienda is primarily operated as a restaurant, but there were few customers during our visit.
The faded colors blend together in shades of ochre, coral, umber and terra-cotta.
|The area around this window has decayed to reveal the indestructible mamposteria wall|
|This arch is truly stunning|
el Centro. When we first visited Mérida, we were surprised to see the extent of Moorish-inspired architecture.
|A tree at the opening of this small cenote|
at the rear of the hacienda