El Atrio del Convento de Izamal, Izamal

4.2
#1 of 6 in Things to do in Izamal
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.
Create an itinerary including El Atrio del Convento de Izamal
map
El Atrio del Convento de Izamal Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
427 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    Don't miss this convent of Izamal I would say that is one of the most important in Mexico, as it was when Catholicism was imposed to the Mayan culture
    View original
  • August 12, 2017
    A very nice view, you can go inside and has a small museum very cheap $5 apiece, a place that surely cannot be passed. At night they make a show and video mapping as well as a free tour from 8 pm.
    View original
  • August 10, 2017
    It is a traditional place in Izamal, of incomparable beauty. It's big, very historical. The view of the village and main square from the Atrium is really wonderful. Entering the Church and admire the altar with their altarpieces is an enriching experience. Don't forget to turn the town with its houses and places all yellow, truth is something not to be missed.
    View original

Plan your trip to Izamal

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Izamal

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Izamal by other users

23 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Yucatan & Tulum BY A USER FROM CANADA March, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM MALTA December, culture, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM CANADA October, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Yucatan Peninsula BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans