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El Atrio del Convento de Izamal

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Address: Izamal, Mexico
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Izamal City Tour with Carriage Ride from Merida
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An interesting stop on our tour of Izamal. A difinite stop for a devote Catholic. A beautiful piece of history in Yucatan. Still a functioning convent today with some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting stop on our tour of Izamal. A difinite stop for a devote Catholic. A beautiful piece of history in Yucatan. Still a functioning convent today with some of the young sisters working in the gift shop.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited by Pope JP II & beleived to show miracles by Lady of Izamal statue kept in the convent attracts a lot of worshippers & tourists. A nice detour on a trip to Chichen Itza in Yucatan Peninsula !

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Folsom, California (USA)
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place gave me a sense of the Spanish part of Yucatan history. It's well preserved and has a good backstory.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful construction and design, built over prehispanic ruins (sad) but that's only another typical ex-convent! Too much information & pictures from Pope's visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Built on the remains of a Maya pyramid, it dominates this small town and is one of the finest Colonial monuments in the Yucatan. The large quadrangle is most impressive. There was some restoration work going on while I was there but this didn't prevent access to the interior. There are nice views of the adjoining plaza, where the horse-drawn... More 

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Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been down here in the Yucatan for 4 years. I finally made it and was not disappointed! Everything about this place was breath taking. The architecture, history and the pride the locals had was amazing.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We enjoyed our self guided tour of this site. Reading the speech that Pope John Paul gave there in 1993 gave me chills. There s a small museum that had a nominal fee, otherwise there was only a spot for donations. Touring this and taking a buggy ride was a wonderful half day!

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Izamal is known as the 'yellow city' because of the paint - but it's also called the "city of three cultures" (Ancient Maya / Colonial / Modern Maya). The city is the site of one of the most important ceremonial centers for the Ancient Maya - which is one of the reasons that Friar de Landa (who burned all of... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The mustard colored facade and the arched atrium where very photogenic. Walking around the convert, one could see the stone construction, presumably material taken from the Mayan structures of the area.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Izamal is a beautiful small town that holds the tittle of Pueblo Mágico, which means it was selected by the Tourism Office for its particular beauty, history, food, and traditions. The atrium is one of those landmarks that contribute to embellish this gorgeous town. The atrium features a large patio surrounded by arches. It has three entrances and one main... More 

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