About us

El Patronato de las Unidades de Servicios Culturales y Turísticos del Estado de Yucatán

Patronato de las Unidades de Servicios Culturales y Turísticos del Estado de Yucatán is a decentralized government office, with legal personality and own assets. Also known as the Patronato Cultur or simply Cultur.

Based on Decree number. 479 dated November 19th, 1987, published on November 23rd of the same year. Reformed with Decree 535, published on July 20th, 2012. The last reform occurred on July 31st, 2019.

Cultur is the fusion of two words: Culture, referring to the Mayan culture, and Tourism, the main objective of this organization.

Our philosophy


With efficiency, sustainability and austerity, promote, manage, create and expand service units, promote and disseminate archaeological, historical and cultural values, as well as increase the number of visitors and the acquisition of resources.


That the Service Units managed by Cultur are perceived as charmming places, for being in optimal conditions, for being inclusive and innovative, and for offering visitors a safe, friendly, sustainable and accessible environment.


• Inclusion
• Kindness
• Creativity
• Integrity

Service units managed by Cultur

Provide services near archaeological areas
  • Chichén Itzá.
  • Uxmal.
  • Dzibilchaltún.
  • Ek Balam.
Nature reserves
  • El Corchito.
  • Celestún.
  • Uaymitún.
  • Cenotes X´Kekén y Samulá, en la comisaría Dzitnup, Valladolid.
  • Loltún.
  • Balankanché (que también cuenta con vestigios mayas).
Expo center and hand craft market
  • Pasaje Vicente Gahona “Picheta”, Mérida.
  • Mercado Zací en Valladolid.
  • Chocholá.
  • Halachó.
  • Museo del Meteorito, en Progreso Yucatán
  • Museo Casa Manzanero, en el centro de Mérida, Yucatán.
Cultural events / video mapping
  • Noches de Kukulkan, in Chichén Itzá.
  • Ecos de Uxmal.
  • Pasos de Luz, in Dzibilchaltún.
  • Senderos de Luz, video mapping in Izamal magic town. Started at the Los Cañones park and ends in San Antonio Padua convent.
  • Video mapping that is projected in the Pasaje Picheta, in the Mérida Heart.