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Izamal Ruins

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Description: Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient...
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.
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In the middle of the town piramide. Nice and quite. You can claim on the top and look at the city. It's with out payment. The are a horse garages to hire from the center of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I went with my three grandsons and had a wonderful experience. The Hotel we stayed it was a beautiful garden with two pools. The room was comfortable and we had our own verandah open to lush vegetation. Fully air conditioned, clean, and lots of towels. The town has colonial buildings and ancient ruins and is a holy site from 200... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

In the middle of the town piramide. Nice and quite. You can claim on the top and look at the city. It's with out payment. The are a horse garages to hire from the center of the city fot the tour of the four peramides fot 150to 250 pesos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An interesting ruin not as big as the other famous one in Cancun but it still intriguing to look at - 😅☺☺☺

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Compared to other Mayan Ruins, this is just one 'building' so not as impressive yet it is still interesting in that the steps can be climbed and the view of the area taken in. Our guide taught us how to climb these stairs easily and my tip is to follow his advice, it makes a huge difference ... walk up... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a wonderful place, especially for travellers interested in Maya archaeology. The whole town is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The small plaza is mesmerizing. Everything is painted yellow in honor of Pope St. Paul 2nd when he came to apologized to the Mayans for the inquisition. Once you get to the ruins is a hard climb up since the stairs are kind of ruin but is worth the climb! It's beautiful! Once your done you could walk back to... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You must climb to the top of this pyramid for the breathtaking view of the surroundung landscape. DO NOT WEAR FLIP-FLOPS! There is one very steep ascent and descent. Historical marker right of Calle 26

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We climbed up to top but beware...no guard or hand rails and it is a very long way to fall! It reminded me of the pyramids at Giza. When. Was there years ago people climbed on to them now it is forbidden I believe. I wonder if this should be the same in order to secure our heritage. My imagination... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

These are nice to see in conjuction with other sites such as Uxmal since they are not restored and you need your imagination to complete the image of what they would have been. The plus, you can scale all of them without barriers.

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Hilders, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Located in between the houses and not in good shape. Not restored like most of the other yucatan ruins.

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