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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal, Izamal

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful convent set above the town. Free to wander around and explore at your pace. Worth a stop if you are driving through. 
  • Izamal is the yellow city, the houses are weigh before nd yellow paint, and also the former monastery this is however not as breathtaking as the ours has taught travel guide. The courtyard will be the second largest in the world - so far so good, unfortunately this is also pretty dismal. The Church has a black Jesus on the cross, which is still quite interesting to see the rest of the Church is not really worth seeing (just kept). It has expired the rest relatively quickly, so that our stopover in Izamal maybe took 10-15 minutes. It would have been not too bad if we were not there.
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  • A magical place full of history, many sites for special photos. I hope that soon is restore the entrance to the Church. The high altar reredos is exquisite.
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