Spaces with an undertone diffuse through the Cuzumal, Tixnuc and Tamchen haciendas. An endless pond reflects the unequaled dialogue among Maya ruins about a latent past and contemporary interventions, amidst an immersion in the jungle. Their sublime architecture is an invitation to plunge into private and meaningful ecosystems.
A 45-minute drive from Mérida, in the towns of Kinchil and Samahil, the guided architectural tour includes three captivating haciendas, acclaimed with the international award at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennial. The restoration and intervention of these spaces was designed by five Yucatecan architects: Mario Peniche, Augusto Quijano, Jorge Carlos Zoreda, Javier Muñoz and Alejandro Vales, who completed the project in 2010.
Across its different spots, the tour encompasses an encounter with a water source, a Mayan pyramid, trees inside habitable spaces, water lily ponds, ruins of earlier buildings and old vestiges, Zen-style villas, henequen fields, as well as engine houses and chimneys, among others.