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Izamal

Hello I'm thinking of going for a day to izamal, I wanted to ask if anyone's been there and if it's worth it. Thank you!!

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Very much worth it.

It is a beautiful, clean, colonial city with all the houses and public buildings nicely painted in yellow. You can tour the Convent, take a horse-drawn buggy round the sites, or rent bikes. There are several pyramids sites a short distance from the Zocalo and you can get a great meal at Kinich.

At a little more than an hour from Merida, it makes for a great day trip. It's promoted as a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) and it deserves that status.

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It makes a nice day trip in addition to what londoner mentioned their is a little crafts museum near the Cathedral and a very good shop featuring local artisans in that area.

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We stayed overnight there in a place (which is sadly closed) called something like Hacienda de Chamula and visited Izamal the next day, It is a lovely city and we toured the cathedral but the one way streets drove us batty (you would be driving along a two way street and all of a sudden it turns into a oneway).

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I loved the way the city police stationed around the main square would find parking spots for visitors...

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Alersio, Is it worth it? The visit to Izamal? Yes! Its one of the only towns in the Yucatan where the stone pyramids are in the townsite. At least 3 major structures so large and unimposing that it looks like they are natural fearures of the local topography, but theyre not! The convent is also a very important part of the local recent (being "only" 200 to 300 years in the making) history. A Pope visited here as a central point for people to come for the event, thus the vatican yellow used in many parts of the town. A very important event, and a small upstairs museum in the convent outlines this visit. There are many small posadas and hotels in Izamal, many too small to be on sites like Trip Advisor (yet?) Lots of good food too. You will wonder how did these huge stones get moved to this pyramid? Never mind why. Put on your sneakers its time to climb this huge structure and look out over the town.

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It's worth going to Izamal just for the chocolate cake at Cafe Restaurante Los Arcos! As we didn't have enough time last year to see the ruins, we will be returning this year but really I am just going back for the cake!

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Devonalberta, also try thePoc Chuc Kinich, the Cochinita Enterrada, and the Tamarindo at the Restaurant Kinich for a full dinner. The ladys are in traditional clothing and are rolling small corn cakes and other traditional Masa based foods at the back of the restaurant with a lot of laughing and high spirits. A very enjoyable place to spend a few hours.

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