Zona Arqueologica de Izamal, Izamal

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Contemplate Mayan architecture at Zona Arqueologica de Izamal. The archaeological site consists of five pre-Columbian structures, including two pyramids, two great temples, and a large building. Climb up the great pyramid, Kinich Kak Moo. Its base covers just under 1 ha (2 ac) and is dedicated to the Maya sun god. A climb to the top rewards you with panoramic views of pristine surroundings. Only the first third of the stairs have remained preserved, so bring tough shoes to traverse up the uneven rock to the top. Work out when and for how long to visit Zona Arqueologica de Izamal and other Izamal attractions using our handy Izamal trip planner.
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  • The archaeological site of Izamal is pretty small compared to others in the area. It's located in the very center of Izamal village - in fact the Mayan town enabled the town to be built, as the...  more »
  • You probably did not come to Izamal because of the ruins. You probably came for the convent. The convent is very impressive and built by the Spanish. However, the history of Izamal, like so many...  more »
  • Izamal is an often overlooked but hugely important Mayan city. Friendly people, beautiful place.
  • Free entrance to a Mayan ruin. No explanations given of what we were seeing and it had been rebuilt quite messily using concrete. Still, worth a visit if you're in Izamal.
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