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