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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a walk around the building and grounds, so beautiful to see the bright yellow buildings against that brilliant blue sky. A great spot to look over this beautiful yellow town.

Thank KGGFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the concept of the yellow paint to commemorate the Papal Visit. The Convent structure is amazing with a lovely chapel. The small museum displaying a variety of robes if unique and interesting.

Thank cdb15427
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can not missed the structure it is the biggest thing in town and sets right in the center of the town.One walk around it and see Ruins from manyy directions

Thank joemA7195HZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This massive facility really was awe inspiring. I find it hard to imagine how a place of this magnitude could have been built in the 1500's. Allow time to really look the stonework in the arches. You'll find signs that some of the stones came...More

Thank aerowood2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a terribly religious person, and most churches in Mexico look much the same to me. This place, however, is somewhere that really needs to be seen to be appreciated. There was a small chapel at one end where there were wooden prayer...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Izamal is a small historical town about an hour away from Merida - so it's a great day trip if you are spending time in the Yucatan. The Convent San Antonio de Padua is a very beautiful place to visit and experience. It is also...More

Thank BuddyinCharlotte2014
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Beautiful colonial architecture with an amazing story. This monastery is built over an ancient Mayan pyramid. 1561 is the date that the initial building was constructed. It is very grand and dominates the yellow city center with grand views from every side. You can see...More

Thank Mark1539
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I love strolling through these grounds. There are so many photographic opportunities that it's hard to know where to begin taking pictures. It's a peaceful stop as you visit the town.

Thank sjacobs143
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

An interesting stop on our tour of Izamal. A difinite stop for a devote Catholic. A beautiful piece of history in Yucatan. Still a functioning convent today with some of the young sisters working in the gift shop.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visited by Pope JP II & beleived to show miracles by Lady of Izamal statue kept in the convent attracts a lot of worshippers & tourists. A nice detour on a trip to Chichen Itza in Yucatan Peninsula !

Thank Moe Z
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