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Izamal Ruins

Izamal, Mexico
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Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient Mayan civilization by burning its codexes, and preserved it for posterity by providing the only written documentation of Mayan society.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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“carriage ride” (7 reviews)
“magical city” (3 reviews)
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Izamal, Mexico
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"carriage ride"
in 7 reviews
"middle of town"
in 7 reviews
"magical city"
in 3 reviews
"cute town"
in 2 reviews
"art museum"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the pesos"
in 2 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"mexican government"
in 2 reviews
"main plaza"
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"mayan site"
in 2 reviews
"kinich"
in 19 reviews
"convent"
in 18 reviews
"ruins"
in 44 reviews
"yucatan"
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"villagers"
in 2 reviews
"structure"
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I visited on my own and tried to feel what the place must have been like centuries ago. Normally, I'd rather read about a place first and visit. If I had to do it again I would have opted for a guide.

Thank LightforthePlanet
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A great post-lunch, pre-ice cream climb on a hot day! The top of the structure is deceptively high for being located in the middle of this unique little town, but the view is great once you make it there!

1  Thank Melinda R
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This is the largest archeological site in town. It is big, make sure you have have good footwear on if you plan to climb to the top. It has great views. There is no charge for entry.

Thank John D
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Our driver suggested a detour to avoid the monotony if the highway to Tulum We are glad he suggested it because we passed through some interesting villages and found Izamal to be a very charming oasis in the middle of the Savannah You can walk...More

1  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Simply amazing and a must to visit! Spectacular only begins to describe this experience in the second largest enclosed space in the world...Second to the Vatican. The tour is well worth the 10 pesos to see the many gowns created for the statue of the...More

1  Thank Donna L
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The yellow town of Izamal (painted that colour in honour of a visit by The Pope in 1993 and carried on now with the council supplying the paint and owners the workforce.) is built around a massive largely unexplored Mayan site. With about 20 buildings...More

1  Thank FerringFairy
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We visited this site recently and were enthralled at its size and relationship to the other ruins in town. The view from the top of the main structure is of a sea of green, with the horizon far away in all four directions. Its elevation...More

Thank frederickc969
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The ruins are fascinating, as all Mayan ruins are -- but it was really sad to pass by the ginormous church which had scavenged the ruins in order to build the church...and see how magnificent one was as compared to the other.

Thank StuartandDenese
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

If you are in the area of Izamal you truly deserve to visit it. It is also known as the yellow city. It's very walkable and perfect for a morning or day out with a lot of shopping area. The convent is located at the...More

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The history behind this city is amazing as well as the charm that is displayed there. Very colorful and a photographers delight

Thank joemA7195HZ
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