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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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  • It is one of the most interesting and particular of all Mexico atriums. The yellow color is its buildings characterize it; in general it is a nice place with lots of history, within its walls it is possible to find a lot of both pre-Columbian and colonial history of the State of Yucatan. It is important to mention that the Atrium is the attractive magical town major, so visit it in a very quick time could result in that the rest of the visit will be a little exasperating. I recommend after visit the Atrium, take aside, one of the rides in calesa (horse-drawn carriages) that run through the main areas of the town.
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  • A place with many years of history, is the Centre of the village and has to visit, yet does not have any religion, but for the cultural heritage. In addition to the construction that is impressive, beautiful
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  • Izamal is small this is one of its attractions but it goes through in a few minutes the altarpiece of the Church very nice
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