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. Take a look at our Izamal travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to El Atrio del Convento de Izamal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We were just before Easter there and so it crosses where the faithful then drove that down to Kreuzigenden and hung up. A very impressive spectacle
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  • The atrium of the Franciscan convent of Izamal-excellent site with much history worth a visit in the village, has a small beautiful Museum
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  • I confirm that it is a convent to visit only if you are passing through. very big and very colonial, you get into a nice atmosphere if you go to evening prayer, though by day does not make. Council to turn a little bit for the convent (there is no one usually) and try to find hidden details, I found a shrine with many photos of people recommended to our lady that impressed me and made me a bit of a cultural taste of Mexican village far away from mass tourism. And then.. There are the churros in the square!
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