The Government of Yucatan has announced that the second phase of the restoration project in the historic town center of Valladolid that will bring many of the facades of 16thand 17th century mansions back to life and illuminate the architecture of the imposing San Bernardino and Sisal monastery is almost complete. The Valladolid project joins the Izamal, City of Light and restoration of the village of Mani in the south as initiatives to preserve the state’s colonial heritage and boost tourism.