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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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  • At the center of the village (zocalo) a colonial convent, which has an atrium with enormous dimensions. Really worth a visit especially to the Sun that highlights its beautiful yellow color to also visit the ochre clad village: single color allowed to paint houses
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  • We enjoyed our self guided tour of this site. Reading the speech that Pope John Paul gave there in 1993 gave me chills. There s a small museum that had a nominal fee, otherwise there was only a spot f...  more »
  • A place so big and so quiet help to calm your mind. I hope to reach out to visit when the grass this Green, is now dry and it seems that they are doing some arrangements, however the inner peace that makes you feel is worth it
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