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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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Amazing town and atrium

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Izamal is a must stop in Yucatan even if you have only one day. This small town has one of the most beautiful and historical monastries in Mexico. The atrium is one of the most complete I have seen in my life apart from the Vatican. The town itself is small, pleasant and picturesque. Next to the monastry is the... More 

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Pennington, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a lovely area, highlighted by the saturated yellow in which the entire town is painted. We saw it at night and it was as impressive as people say it is during the day. Also, this is supposedly the second largest church atrium in the world, Only Saint Peter's in Rome is bigger!

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

In the middle of Izamal is this convent that is gorgeous. You can wander around and enjoy it freely. Try getting here in the morning if you are a photographer since then you can get some stunning photos with the sun going up. Nearby you have the market where you can get some really good local food.

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Modesto Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I saw this place in a music video the last time we were in the area and I told my wife that we had to see it the next time we were in the area. This place was as awesome in person as it was in the music video. I'm so glad we got the chance to visit and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful convent set above the town. Free to wander around and explore at your pace. Worth a stop if you are driving through.

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