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Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient Mayan civilization by burning its codexes, and preserved it for posterity by providing the only written documentation of Mayan society.
Izamal, Mexico
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All reviews middle of town carriage ride magical city cute town well worth the pesos art museum worth the climb great view of the city mexican government worth a visit main plaza yucatan peninsula mayan site kinich convent ruins structure
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

These ruins are completely free to see and right in the middle of town. You get a great view of the city from the top and is well worth a visit if your in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 186tamarar
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This is supposed to be one of the largest solid buildings in the continent, though its hard to tell from what you can still see. Nevertheless its a feat to climb the pyramid and enjoy the view over the billiard table flatness of the Yucatan...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A ruins site right in the town of Izamal is quite the site! This is a free site to visit with an easy access to the site. Great view of the city from all four sides. Can’t imagine living across the street!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 974trevorg
Reviewed 18 October 2018

From Merida it takes about one hour by colectivo to come here. The ruins are an absolute contrast to Chichen Iza. In former times it must have been a big complex. It's free of charge and there are very few tourists. It's worth comming here

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank INKA97
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Go as early in the AM as possible, I think it opens at 8 .... I went early but it was still pretty hot especially after having already climbed Kinich Kakmó

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

First time here and we where very pleasantly surprised. It’s a beautiful little town, the golden color of all the buildings make every corner a great photo op. The Mercado was awesome, we tried lots of fruit and snacks as we walked around. The monastery...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I visited on my own and tried to feel what the place must have been like centuries ago. Normally, I'd rather read about a place first and visit. If I had to do it again I would have opted for a guide.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LightforthePlanet
Reviewed 2 March 2018

A great post-lunch, pre-ice cream climb on a hot day! The top of the structure is deceptively high for being located in the middle of this unique little town, but the view is great once you make it there!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This is the largest archeological site in town. It is big, make sure you have have good footwear on if you plan to climb to the top. It has great views. There is no charge for entry.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Our driver suggested a detour to avoid the monotony if the highway to Tulum We are glad he suggested it because we passed through some interesting villages and found Izamal to be a very charming oasis in the middle of the Savannah You can walk...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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