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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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Izamal, Mexico
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

Walking around this town and the various Mayan ruins gives one a sense of how sacred and important this area is. The temple keeps going up. I assume it is one structure built upon several pervious ones.

Thank mark k
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

The place is often time deserted. You will find yourself alone and at peace in the shadows of the trees and blocks. Very cool place to spend a day of reflection and meditation. Surrounded by the yards of the villagers it is simply amazing.

Thank HandsawCreek
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Please brush up on your Spanish...you'll need it! Awesome 2 hour carriage ride to the ruins throughout the town. It's well worth the 200 pesos. Plus it also convinced us to return a few days later for a 3 night stay in Izamal. What a...More

Thank islaholic_i_am
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We saw the temple only from a moving, horse-drawn carriage as part of our cruise ship excursion ("white and gold tour" featured on Carnival), but it was lovely and we got some great photos. I had mistakenly though we'd go inside, as with a pyramid,...More

Thank Rambler541
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We spent the day at the ruins with our sister and brother-in-law who had been to Chichen Itza, and found the ruins to be more extensive, and a much more enjoyable time.

Thank MelvWahl
Reviewed December 30, 2016

The surprise part is that these are nice ruins to complement your visit to Izamal. These are small relative to other archaeological sites, but worth a visit to experience the nice views.

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed December 21, 2016

We wandered over here from the convent and were totally surprised to find such large and impressive ruins in the middle of the city. Loved how low key they were compared to some others: No gates, fences or fees at all.

Thank ChipTravel
Reviewed December 9, 2016

The ruins at Izamal are in the middle of the town, so you just park where you can and climb the huge pyramid. The steps are steep but reasonably easily negotiated. Take your time as there are many of them. The main pyramid has 10...More

Thank pathaw
Reviewed November 27, 2016

There are so many Mayan sites in the Yucatán you might be excused from thinking you have to fit in every one, but this one and the entire visit to Izamal are well worth it. The town is a sweet little gem and the several...More

Thank Altonmann
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Here there are still places open to climb and touch the ruins. Some are located in the yards of the villagers. They may invite you home to come see them. The culture here is pure and sweet. If you do not speak the language...hire a...More

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Is there a bus there from Merida??
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