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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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  • Way huge and very interesting history lesson of Izamal! The Pope even came here in 1993! So should you! 
  • Spent some time visiting the buildings and grounds on our day trip to Izamal. Beautiful architecture, sanctuary, and grounds. 
  • Este pueblo de 3 culturas es realmente una experiencia agradable de visitar. Se puede relajar, caminar por las calles de tanta historia, tomar paseos en calesas victorianas y visitar a piramides y mus...  more »