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Izamal Ruins

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Address: Izamal, Mexico
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Cool to be able to climb some of the ruins (some quite high!) in the middle of izamal town! Explanatory signs at the base of the ruins.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Venlo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool to be able to climb some of the ruins (some quite high!) in the middle of izamal town! Explanatory signs at the base of the ruins.

Thank MarcoNL87
Nehalem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This interesting little city deserves its distinction as one of Mexico's "magical towns". It's an easy day trip by combi from Merida and has crafts, colonial charm, interesting history, and ruins near the center of town. Very enjoyable.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know this is a long shot but the universe has a way of working . . . First of all, visit Izamal. It is a sweet village, a magic pueblo, one of the few we have seen that deserves this title. There are very few tourists, ruins are right in town, people are friendly, and food is good. Second,... More 

Thank Entrada7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After enjoying the Sunday carnaval in the square we walked to the largest ruin and climbed it. A lot of fun and satisfying. Be careful of the stone steps.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by these ruins in Izamal. It is the first time we have seen such large ruins right within a town. The base of the pyramids are huge and you can climb them to have a good view of the surrounding area. They are easy to walk to from the town centre.

Thank Tolicat
Langley City, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Izamal..yellow city ( corn God) tour with Augusto from Grayline and saw city and had calesa ride ( horse and carriage) ate lunch at really great restaurant in Izamal and viewed ruins throughout the city. I stayed at Hotel Maria Del Carmen Merida and it was a pleasant ride with Augusto to Izamal. I enjoyed this all day... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

The pyramid is the only ruin here, but it has 2 levels, basically a pyramid on top of a pyramid. The top level has curved sides like the pyramid at Uxmal. The view of the city and convent from the top is great. Admission is free and there are no restrooms on site.

Black Hawk, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

There was not much to see, but a nice view over the town and surrounding countryside, and it was free.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful picturesque little town with Mayan Ruins included!!! We visit the Franciscan Convent and then climbed the Mayan ruins in town... Our children loved the challenge to climbed them... And we finish the day eating in Príncipe Kinich, delicious Yucatan Food!!!!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is a partially excavated and small ruins site located just a short walk from the centre of the town of Izamal. During my solo day trip to Izamal on November 20th, I was wandering around the lovely and peaceful town and stumbled upon this nice pyramid! It was a wonderful discovery. I had the entire pyramid to myself and... More 

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