Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Izamal is a celebrated colonial town about 70 kilometers (40 miles) east of Merida. One of its distinctive features is the bright yellow color of most of its downtown buildings.

Now this is what the place needs - some color!

San Antonio de Padua

The monastery of San Antonio de Padua was built atop the old Maya acropolis and was completed in 1561.

Interior Views

The Countryside

These are views east of Izamal on the way to Chichen Itza. Yucatan is actually pretty dry, all the water is subsurface in the karst aquifers, so there's a lot of open scrub and bedrock is rarely far below the surface.

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Created 28 March 2007, Last Update 02 July 2012

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