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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal

Izamal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Izamal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The noice at the plazza, but this is the fiesta counted. The convent is unic and full of pilgrims, the chirch has a nice altar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very impressive, opportunity for excellent photos especially towards sunset. Really gives an idea of the history of the local history

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Altadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Compared to the ruins of the Yucatan this isn't very interesting but it's worth a few pesos for the tour to learn a little history and Izamal is a cute little town to spend a couple of hours in.

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Worth the trip to Izamel to see this convent. Second largest atrium after the Vatican. Interesting history as like many other convents built on a Mayan platform. Beautiful stained glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Convent of Izamal is an amazing experience. Pope visited this place, as it is the second largest atrium after the Vatican's atrium. The church is huge and a pintoresc place to visit and walk around. Rent a horse car and have them drive you around through town and around the Convent, it is cheap around $10 USD for an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The church was worth seeing and the tour guide Mishael did a great job of providing information and historical tidbits. My daughter really liked the history of the area and learning about the Mayan Culture and how it was systematically eradicated. Great tour and really nice sites.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped in Izamal on the way to Chichen Itza, which was fine, but I would not have gone just to see this town. The whole town, including the convent was painted yellow in honour of the Pope's visit in the 1990s. Some of it needs another coat! The convent is built on top of a Maya pyramid, which now... More 

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This convent is very charming, much in the same way as the typical yellow coloured houses of the city of Izamal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

very impressive Convent, not much decorated but since it was buildt 1553 the Spanish have not been so sophisticated with their decorations. Is build on top of an Mayan pyramid with the stones from gathered from this Mayan building. The pope came here in 1993 to apologize in the name of the catholic church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We drove to Izamal from Valladolid - nice drive through the Yucatan country side. This Convent is very beautiful. We were lucky to see it by a sunny late afternoon. The yellow arches against a bright blue sky were quite a sight. Also an impressive proof of the Spanish presence as soon as the 16th century... Worth the detour!

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