Ticul is located 85 kilometers from Mérida on federal highway # 184, between the towns of Muna and Oxkutzcab. Its name comes from the Mayan word "ti" which means there and "Culi" to be settled, making its meaning "there it is settled." Ticul's geographical situation is very strategic since it is located within the "Puuc Route" which makes it the ideal city to take as a base and be able to explore archaeological sites, cenotes, farms and its surroundings.
The city is quiet, its main square is guarded in each corner by large Mayan figures, in which the god of war, the goddess ixchel, the god of rain and the warrior Jaguar stand out, among others, which embellish but they also help us not to forget our roots.
Famous in the state of Yucatan for its manufacture of footwear, it is a paradise for women since in almost the entire city we can find workshops where they offer footwear for women, men and children, their work is practically done by hand and with a excellent quality.
Its pottery is highly recognized both in the Yucatan peninsula, as well as throughout Mexico and abroad, since its pieces are manufactured with excellent quality and thousands of tourists from all over the world always take a Mayan replica, glyph or Mayan calendar, that Ticul artisans make.
Within the pottery we can find a wide variety of articles in which replicas of Mayan utensils and vessels stand out, even vases with modern design, frogs, iguanas, suns, moons, Mayan mud huts, flamingos, turtles, toucans, the traditional piggy bank. piglet and much more.
Attractions in Ticul
Ticul is one of the most visited cities in Yucatan due to its great production of shoes, this being the main economic activity of its inhabitants, but this is not the only thing that occurs in this place, as another of its activities is the creation of real ceramic and clay sculptures.
Convent of San Antonio de Padua
It was built as a result of the searches undertaken by Fray Diego de Landa to evangelize the native Mayans, each time he found a settlement, he built a small church.
Attractions Near Ticul
Kabah Mayan Ruins
"Lord of the strong or mighty hand." The city was always in the consciousness of the Mayans, even after the Spanish conquest and it is mentioned ...
Uxmal Mayan Ruins
Uxmal, surrounded by legends, myths and anecdotes; poetic in its name and its history, it is located next to a series of hills that are known by the name of Puuc, ....
In pre-Hispanic times the town of Santa Elena was raised, from an Indigenous town of Raza Maya, discoveries of pieces of ceramics and pottery, as well as various kinds of archaeological remains are evidence of the uprising of this town.
Mummies of Santa Elena
One of the mysteries of the south of the state are the mummies that were discovered in the town of Santa Elena, in total there are 4 that are on display in the small museum that is located next to the town's church ...