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HACIENDAS HENEQUENERAS (SISAL) IN YUCATAN

Haciendas in Mexico were the basis of an economic system that the spaniards began in the 16th century, similar to the feudal system of Europe


In Yucatan, the haciendas in the 19th century were mostly dedicated to the production of Henequen (sisal). Usually they had in their division a machine house where the process was carried out to obtain the fiber of this plant, a variety of the agave cactus, which was generally exported to Europe. The main house where the owner lived, commonly called "hacendado". They usually had 2 chapels, one inside the main house (only for the use of the owner's family) and another for the use of workers and people in general, this because of the caste division!, The "casa del mayordomo" where the foreman lived, they had school, infirmary, shop, cemetery, place for the animals (stable), a place called "noria" where the hydraulic area was and even a prison.


A WHOLE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY TO DISCOVER.


All these constructions are with different architectural styles, waiting for you to take beautiful photos and discover the stories that are stored in these walls.





Another good reason to visit Yucatan








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