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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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Izamal, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank joemA7195HZ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the carriage ride around town which stopped at all of the pyramids, I think there were 7. Sizes varied from massive to "normal", this is the only town I've been to where the pyramids are simply part of virtually every neighborhood. Take the...More

Thank aerowood2016
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While this pyramid is not as large as Kinich Kakmo pyramid, it is one of the most preserved pyramids in the area. This pyramid is also much easier to climb. There is also a nice shaded seating area at the base of the pyramid.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Right in the middle of the city surrounded be homes is an ancient pyramid that overlooks the city. When my wife and I climbed the ruins we were all alone with the exception of two local young girls playing on one side. Although we were...More

Thank Mark1539
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This city and their ancient ruins were a good surprise for us. The pyramids here are an expression of Maya religiosity. The Spanish colonists chose Izamal as the site for an enormous Franciscan monastery, which still stands at the heart of the town. This city...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Izamal Truly deserves a visit, it's also known by yellow city. It's very walkable and perfect for a morning or day out. The popular art museum and the convento are located at the central plaza and the archeological site Kinich-Kakmó its free and at walking...More

Thank AnaRocha2014
Reviewed 20 July 2017

These ruins are very tall, and you'll be walking up a lot, but the view from the top is worth it. As part of a trip to the town of Izamal, this is a stop that should certainly be included. I recommend bringing bug spray....More

Thank sjacobs143
Reviewed 17 July 2017

the history in Yucatan is breathtaking, enjoyed visiting the ruins and getting indulged in local culture

Thank BMW902
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