This set of new buildings is developing into an impressive cultural center with a series of lovely fountains and walkways that make for a pleasant stroll. Along with Villahermosa’s most modern mall with its polished marble floors and glass-enclosed shops, there are city and state government offices, a huge convention center, and a planetarium (tel. 993/316-3641).
The planetarium’s observatory closed years ago, but the Omnimax theater has shows every night but Monday; tickets are US$2.20. Cultural and art exhibits are often displayed in the foyer.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition