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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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  • An interesting stop on our tour of Izamal. A difinite stop for a devote Catholic. A beautiful piece of history in Yucatan. Still a functioning convent today with some of the young sisters working in t...  more »
  • Visited by Pope JP II & beleived to show miracles by Lady of Izamal statue kept in the convent attracts a lot of worshippers & tourists. A nice detour on a trip to Chichen Itza in Yucatan Peninsula !  more »
  • This place gave me a sense of the Spanish part of Yucatan history. It's well preserved and has a good backstory.  more »