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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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  • I thought better. Cute, but as there are thousands of us. Let's say the whole town let us down
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  • Is an incredible place the color of the streets and the just marquesitas outside of the convent are the best!
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  • extra me drive because of this monastery I not... would however here is or stayed close to, then you should schedule a visit. Are some nice photo opportunities...
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