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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal

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Address: Izamal, Mexico
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Izamal City Tour with Carriage Ride from Merida
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worth the trip for the history

Izamal is known as the 'yellow city' because of the paint - but it's also called the "city of three cultures" (Ancient Maya / Colonial / Modern Maya). The city is the site of one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Izamal is known as the 'yellow city' because of the paint - but it's also called the "city of three cultures" (Ancient Maya / Colonial / Modern Maya). The city is the site of one of the most important ceremonial centers for the Ancient Maya - which is one of the reasons that Friar de Landa (who burned all of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mustard colored facade and the arched atrium where very photogenic. Walking around the convert, one could see the stone construction, presumably material taken from the Mayan structures of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Izamal is a beautiful small town that holds the tittle of Pueblo Mágico, which means it was selected by the Tourism Office for its particular beauty, history, food, and traditions. The atrium is one of those landmarks that contribute to embellish this gorgeous town. The atrium features a large patio surrounded by arches. It has three entrances and one main... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Way huge and very interesting history lesson of Izamal! The Pope even came here in 1993! So should you!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Spent some time visiting the buildings and grounds on our day trip to Izamal. Beautiful architecture, sanctuary, and grounds.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The town is unique, all painted in yellow. The huge atrium is one of the biggest of the world, just second to Saint Peter Square. The town needs some money for maintenance but it is still worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I was in Izamal more than 30 years ago for the first time and it is so much beautiful today than it was then particularly the Convent, Church and Atrium. After Merida, Izamal is the second most beautiful town in Yucatan. Visiting is totally worth a day trip from Merida and will not be disappointed. You can experience here how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The convent of Our Lady of Izamel is built on top of old Mayan ruins; it reminds me of a similar place in Cuzco, where they did the same thing. They utilized some of the humongous stones on the site to construct the buildings. I have mixed feelings about this, but if you think about what was going on at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Better skip it. Big, but no big deal. Ugly interior of church and convent. Nothing else to do, no place to eat

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

To get to Izamal I took the colectivo from Calle 65 between 52 and 54. It cost 28 pesos (you pay a man sat at a table and he gives you a token to give to the driver). The ride took about an hour. Once in Izamal you can get a colectivo back from the same place that you are... More 

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