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“Not just the convent, but the whole little town of Izamal”

El Atrio del Convento de Izamal
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Izamal City Tour with Carriage Ride from Merida
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Izamal
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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“Not just the convent, but the whole little town of Izamal”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

This is a truly beautiful small town. It´s considered one of Mexico´s "magical" towns. It has both the colonial architecture as well as mayan ruins inside the city. A very worthwhile visit.

Visited April 2012
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Santiago
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“Izamal, the golden town”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

We visited Izamal on our way to Merida, Yucatán. It is called the golden town because all the houses are painted golden yellow in honor of the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1993. There is a statue of the Pope built with all the keys the local population gathered for its construction. A beautiful town, with a Convent built on top of a mayan ruin. We had the opportunity to visit a local tortilla factory and the local market as well. Good choise!!

Visited April 2012
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Western Washington
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“Pluses and Minuses”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

The convent during the day is lovely. There was a video show at night we went to which was supposed to have an english translation available, and the man taking tickets did not tell us the translator was broken. Beware of this or you'll be out $7 U.S.

Visited February 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Built from and over a Mayan Pyramid”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Izamal is a jewel of a colonial town with most buildings an egg yolk yellow including the Franciscan Convent and church with its beautiful atrium. Learn abour Friar Diego de Landa and the reason the city and its people are so devoted to the blessed Mother. ( The convent has excellent bathroom facilities but you pay a nominal fee to use them.) In addition to the convent, visit the Centro Cultural y Artesanal which is a museum of folk art, quality craft store, cafe and spa. There are Mayan pyramids, parks and plazas, good restaurants, horses and buggies and more to see and do in this delightful city. Spend the day here.

Visited February 2012
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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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“An nice place to visit”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

We were there for the first time on Saturday evening to watch the light show. It can be very cold so take your jacket! On Sunday we was there for a Mass interesting.

Visited February 2012
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