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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal

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This is a lovely area, highlighted by the saturated yellow in which the entire town is painted. We saw it at night and it was as impressive as people say it is during the day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pennington, NJ

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Pennington, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely area, highlighted by the saturated yellow in which the entire town is painted. We saw it at night and it was as impressive as people say it is during the day. Also, this is supposedly the second largest church atrium in the world, Only Saint Peter's in Rome is bigger!

Thank Altonmann
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of Izamal is this convent that is gorgeous. You can wander around and enjoy it freely. Try getting here in the morning if you are a photographer since then you can get some stunning photos with the sun going up. Nearby you have the market where you can get some really good local food.

Thank fredrik213
Modesto Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this place in a music video the last time we were in the area and I told my wife that we had to see it the next time we were in the area. This place was as awesome in person as it was in the music video. I'm so glad we got the chance to visit and I... More 

Thank Arnoldo S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful convent set above the town. Free to wander around and explore at your pace. Worth a stop if you are driving through.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful town, all painted in yellow. Very original and well preserved. It has one of the best restaurants in the peninsula. Half a day is enough to visit it.

Thank MTorre
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Large church/ convent. Layers of history... very large court yard.... I am not that in to old churches. But a buddy I was traveling with spend hours there, he found the place fascinating. All very yellow to me...lol

Thank Good2Blost
Santa Marta, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

i was a little bit disappointed with the site. there was not much explanation and it was poorly maintained. i do not think it is worth a daytrip. we stayed overnight but it was pretty dull. wish i would have stayed longer in campeche.

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I had wanted to come to Izamal and finally hag the chance to do so, it was well worth it. The overwhelming "yellowness" of the town, especial at and around the convent is wonderful. It is a great, safe, laid back town that is like no other in Yucatan.

Thank IndraRojo
Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Built on top of a Mayan temple this monastery is a magnificent construction. Izamal received the visit of Pope John Paul II and was a very important ceremonial center for the Mayas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This very spot is steeped in the most incredible amount of history, one could ever imagine. Visited by Pope JohnPaul II. He also learned the Mayan language speaking to the people living in the NOW world there. Built atop a pyramid in the city of Izamal a sight to behold. A very spiritual journey. Hire a guide who can tell... More 

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