Castillo de Arizmendi

Arts & Crafts in Flores & Santa Elena

This market is a monument to Martín de Ursúa Arizmendi y Aguirre, who snatched the island from the Maya in 1697. The castle on the main plaza's north side houses a series of shops with local handicrafts, particularly wood carvings by artists from El Remate, who work in mahogany, cedar and chicozapote. It was closed for remodeling at the time of research.