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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal

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Colonial glory

Built on the remains of a Maya pyramid, it dominates this small town and is one of the finest Colonial monuments in the Yucatan. The large quadrangle is most impressive. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Built on the remains of a Maya pyramid, it dominates this small town and is one of the finest Colonial monuments in the Yucatan. The large quadrangle is most impressive. There was some restoration work going on while I was there but this didn't prevent access to the interior. There are nice views of the adjoining plaza, where the horse-drawn... More 

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Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been down here in the Yucatan for 4 years. I finally made it and was not disappointed! Everything about this place was breath taking. The architecture, history and the pride the locals had was amazing.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our self guided tour of this site. Reading the speech that Pope John Paul gave there in 1993 gave me chills. There s a small museum that had a nominal fee, otherwise there was only a spot for donations. Touring this and taking a buggy ride was a wonderful half day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Izamal is known as the 'yellow city' because of the paint - but it's also called the "city of three cultures" (Ancient Maya / Colonial / Modern Maya). The city is the site of one of the most important ceremonial centers for the Ancient Maya - which is one of the reasons that Friar de Landa (who burned all of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

The mustard colored facade and the arched atrium where very photogenic. Walking around the convert, one could see the stone construction, presumably material taken from the Mayan structures of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Izamal is a beautiful small town that holds the tittle of Pueblo Mágico, which means it was selected by the Tourism Office for its particular beauty, history, food, and traditions. The atrium is one of those landmarks that contribute to embellish this gorgeous town. The atrium features a large patio surrounded by arches. It has three entrances and one main... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Way huge and very interesting history lesson of Izamal! The Pope even came here in 1993! So should you!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Spent some time visiting the buildings and grounds on our day trip to Izamal. Beautiful architecture, sanctuary, and grounds.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

The town is unique, all painted in yellow. The huge atrium is one of the biggest of the world, just second to Saint Peter Square. The town needs some money for maintenance but it is still worth the trip.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I was in Izamal more than 30 years ago for the first time and it is so much beautiful today than it was then particularly the Convent, Church and Atrium. After Merida, Izamal is the second most beautiful town in Yucatan. Visiting is totally worth a day trip from Merida and will not be disappointed. You can experience here how... More 

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