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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal

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Address: Izamal, Mexico

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Mass with the Stars

Hola Atrio! This was breathtaking at night. There was a mass going on with beautiful candles. The stars above were shining bright and beautifully. The mustard color of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Hola Atrio! This was breathtaking at night. There was a mass going on with beautiful candles. The stars above were shining bright and beautifully. The mustard color of the buildings is just so warm and welcoming. Wonderfully peaceful. Dios bo’otik, Reese and Yvannia

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

It is the striking yellow of the buildings in general and this one in particular that catches your eye. The actual monastery is interesting. We were passing through this town and I'm glad we saw it on our travels but don't know if I would go out of my way to visit.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was a very interesting place there are lots of things to see. we took a carriage ride around to see the ruins. We took the bus from Merida it took about 50 mins. It was a great trip.

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

This is a must see when in Izamal.The building was constructed in 1652, and it is a testament to the architects and builders of the times that the building still stands. The convent was constructed on top of a Mayan pyramid, which became very ironic when I spotted a sign on one of the outside pillars of the convent, which... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My husband and I hired a licensed guide when we toured the convent and cathedral. He was very proud of the history of Izamal and the convent dominates the town square. The plaza is the largest in the Americas and our guide told us its size is surpassed by only the Vatican. There were not a lot of tourists when... More 

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California and Cancun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Its very peaceful setting is my favorite. Its a huge structure and amazing to see and walk up the stairs. It feels like a convent on top of a pyramid. Its a must visit. Also a great way to go around the town is a horse carriage ride, my husband and I loved it.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This monastery, one of the first in the western hemisphere, was built between 1553 and 1561. The monastery had an atrium second only to the one at the Vatican. The original altar was destroyed in a fire. Today, the altar has an effigy of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception which was brought to Izamel by Landa from Guatamala in 1562.... More 

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Pleasanton, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Prior to arriving, unaware of the colonial actions in Izamal. Papal visit in 1993 still the most important current event. Plaza is largest in Americas, monastery/convent building large and beautiful. Be sure to pay to visit the museum in back of and above the Virgin's statue (the clothing room) and circumnavigate the block for good photo opportunities.

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Built on top of a major piramid in Izamal, this is a definite must see. The architectural composition of the church and the arcade is both extremely large and extremely beautiful. The yellow paint with the white trim accents the blue sky creating a magical experience. Hie one of the guides and you will enjoy a tour of the chapels... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A large religious building built on what was a Mayan quadrangle. Part of the old Mayan complex can be seen and visited a short walk from the church. The church has an amazing design, peaceful and serene .. Well maintained and well worth a visit to the see the different cultures. An easy drive from Merida, take the old road... More 

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Address: Izamal, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Izamal

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