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Izamal, Mexico
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 10, 2012

One-day trip from Merida, leaving early in the morning from Merida and arrived there in less than an hour. Instead of going during the weekend I decided to go on monday, which was a good idea since I could enjoy a peaceful day with very...More

3  Thank elisa s
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Izamal was a surprise. My x girlfriend and i stopped by there with time to kill after seeing chichen itza. We had zero expectation for the city. But every building is so old and beautiful and yellow. It was really impressive. We also found good...More

2  Thank Allen W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This town is unique due to its unilateral colour system - yellow. It's a sight to see. The convent is the highlight, through there is not much else to see except the vast exterior.

Thank mmbcross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful place to experience. Every building within city limits is painted yellow. It was done prior to a visit from the Pope. There is not a lot of touristy things at the convent but it is worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deteriorated, lacking touristic services and information, stoned inhabitants. Almost felt unsafe. Probably better to visit with a trusted guide in a group.

Thank Cell C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A yellow Convent, very unique. It is realy something special. It's worth seeing it. The view from there is also quiet impressive. BUT you should know that the Convent is build on the foundation of a Maya temple. The other part are the Izamal Ruins...More

Thank INKA97
Reviewed October 7, 2018

When in Izamal you must stop and visit the El Atrio Del Convento. You wont regret your journey back in time.

Thank Frenchie_Cub
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Walked thru this but didn't know that they had guides available. So when we go back in November, we'll get a guide to learn the history behind it

Thank Bonniecp
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

It’s only about an hour from Merida and may be a little bit more from Chichen Itza but the drive to this “yellow” city is worth it. The hall mark of the city is the convento of Izamal which is a painted a wonderful yellow...More

Thank arvind1000
Reviewed May 22, 2018

We visited for lunch and walker around the town which is very impressive as all the buildings are painted golden yellow, there is a really good local fish and meat market if you are here in the morning which is great to watch. We walked...More

Thank 628AlanM628
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Izamal has its margin in the yellow of the streets, houses and the church. It a must to take great pictures and to walk. Even tough it’s only four blocks to walk you get nice pictures of a picturesque town. Just an hour from merida

Thank norma c
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Pay attention to one way streets that are not indicated as such on maps.me. there are several and be sure that the police will be waiting for you in those streets. We 're lucky that we didn't have the exact amount of the "friendly" fine...More

Thank Christina B
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