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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  • Beautiful convent showing the evangelization in the maya people, I recommend the spectacle of projections that make the streets on a tour that starts at 8:30 pm, duration approx. 1 hour and the cost is $70pesos children do not pay.
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  • Recommended to visit it and make tours in the surrounding area to hear the legends and admire the pyramids.
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  • Wonderful place. People without so much infrastructure for catolgarse as people magic.... Overall good place to meet and visit
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