Izamal Mexico in 15 Photographs

Izamal Mexico in 15 Photographs

Izamal Mexico in 15 Photographs

Reading a travel blog for information before you go is great, but sometimes you just need to see a place in pictures only to decide if it’s the right place for you. We felt that way about Izamal, Mexico the first time we saw pictures of ‘the yellow city’. Pictures speak for themselves, and the following 15 photos describe the magic that is Izamal, Mexico. If these photographs inspired your travels to Izamal, and you want to continue your research further, check out our article, How to Visit Izamal in One Day’, for a complete guide on how to get there, what to see and do, and where to eat. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to visit one of Mexico’s most sacred cities. Here is Izamal Mexico in 15 Photographs.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Horses are even yellow, with yellow hats! You’ll find more horse-drawn carriages than tourists in this small city. Of course it can be a great way to see the city without walking, but personally for me I can’t support horse-drawn carriages. The horses look hot, tired, and they work all day long.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Horse drawn carriage parked outside the Izamal Monastery. The Monastery itself is a must-visit on your trip to Izamal. Actually, it’s practically the top activity to do there!

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Gorgeous Architecture along the streets of Izamal. Yellow and white is practically the only color you will find.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Izamal Monastery, the Colonial Franciscan Monastery of San Antonio de Padua. This Monastery may look like it is built on top of a hill, but it’s actually sitting on an ancient Mayan city. Normally the Spanish knocked those cities to the ground and then re-built their own. In this case, they didn’t destroy park of the city, just built right on top!

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Izamal Monastery, the Colonial Franciscan Monastery of San Antonio de Padua from the entrance way. Absolutely beautiful on a blue, sky day with white puffy clouds.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Izamal Monastery view from Kinich Kakmo. A short, semi-exhausting climb to the top of these ancient Mayan ruins provides you will a 360 degree view of the entire city of Izamal. A great breeze from the top as well!

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Kinich Kakmo ruins – Of course don’t forget your selfies!

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
At the base of Kinich Kakmo. Make sure to wear good shoes or sneakers, not flip flops like I did. The steps are not perfect after the first 10 or so.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
The yellow city of Izamal. Colorful banners are streamed in a zig-zag pattern across the whole town.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Local bar that was blasting music and filled with people on a Monday afternoon. As usual in Mexico, a cool old car is parked out front.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
The Izamal Monastery at a different angle.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Nun at the Monastery

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Inside the Izamal Monastery you can see the gorgeous architecture.

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Traditional colonial style of the church from the back of the Monastery

 

How to Visit Izamal in One Day
Inside the Izamal Monastery is breathtaking

 

 

 



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