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The convent in Izamal is an imposing structure in the center of town. Built in the 16th century and still retains its original feel, painted yellow in honor of Maze, it sits atop an ancient Mayan Pyramid. This city has lots to offer from the...More
The convent is beautiful, it has a spacious patio and a small church. The part I like the most is the virgin's dressing room. It is a space behind the church where the virgin from the niche is dressed in different styles according to the...More
there used to be a lot of fresco painting and they covered in plain paint, there is a lack of maintenance, the grass in the atrium is dying, unfortunatelly is in very bad shape, where is the maintenance money going?
The church/convent was founded in the mid 16 century and is still active today. It was built on top of a Mayan pyramid so you need to walk up the original Mayan steps to the site which has a large open space before the church....More
My friend got married in this Historic Church and I attended the ceremony on 7/14/17, it was an amazing experience to be part of the wedding ritual, and especially taking place in the church which dates back to the 14th century.
Unfortunately, the convent is in the midst of a renovation at the very front so it's hard to take any worthwhile pictures but we are happy to see they are taking care of this old structure. Watch as some 'monk' were entering the convent from...More
Our tour guide brought us here, and gave a small talk about how this place is built upon the Mayan ruins, and is still a working convent. The nuns were helpful and kind. You will pay a few pesos to use the bathroom, but it...More
Huge convent in Izamal visited by John Paul the second. Use to be a pyramid, then Spanish made convent-fortress.
It is very big in size, and the town is worth the tour in wagon of 1 hour, the driver of the waging will be your...More