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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal, Izamal
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Looking out from the heart of El Atrio del Convento de Izamal its clear to see why Izamal is known as the “Yellow City.” A sprawling square enclosed by 75 egg-yolk-yellow arches, the open air atrium of the monastery is second in size only to the Vatican. Previously a center for worship of a supreme Mayan sun god, today a Franciscan convent stands grandly over the atrium, built from fragments of the Mayan temple in 1561. Walk the site to examine the remnants of Mayan and post-colonial history that echo through the architecture. Using our online itinerary creator, Izamal attractions like El Atrio del Convento de Izamal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a lovely area, highlighted by the saturated yellow in which the entire town is painted. We saw it at night and it was as impressive as people say it is during the day. Also, this is supposedly...  more »
  • A very nice place to spend the day, nothing like going for breakfast and then visit the Centre and finish in the atrium of the convent, hurts the INAH does not take cards in the I scared and remodels and make relevant improvements. Is a beautiful place.
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  • In the time we were there (november 2016) was the entrance vd Church trimmed with wooden partitions. What a pity. The view is not much. The courtyard is a large lawn. The only good thing is the stained glass window when it is dark outside and here light to shine through.
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