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The convent of Izamal has the second largest atrium of the world, only surpassed by the one in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.
THE TEMPLE BUILT ON TOP OF A TEMPLE
Walk through the seventy-five yellow arches that form the long corridor of the former Franciscan convent atop the Pap Hol Chac hill. Stand in the center of the Castillo de Reyes, built between 1553 and 1561 on top of a Mayan city.
FEEL THE ENERGY
Thousands of Mayan scripts and sacred objects were burned here during the Auto de Fe de Maní. Feel the energy of that magic that could not be destroyed and still lives on to this day.
LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF IZAMAL
Go into the convent’s museum to learn the ancient history of Izamal city founded 2,300 years ago and conquered by the Spanish a few hundred years ago. Visit the Parrish of San Antonio de Padua and the Camarin de la Virgen de Izamal to learn about the mestizo culture and its influences on the region’s religious beliefs.
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