Izamal is a quaint village in the beautiful state of Yucatan in Southeast Mexico with a favorite color – yellow!
Almost every building in the town is painted a vivid, bright yellow. Besides wandering the street and alleys gawking at the colorful buildings, Izamal is also known to be a religious pilgrimage destination for Catholics.
There is an old monastery, and several churches, the main church in town has the largest atrium in Latin America, and here you can even see statues of saints that supposedly grant miracles to those who visit!
- Izamal Convent is dedicated to the Virgin of Izamal. It also contains a tribute to Pope John Paul II and contains many artifacts and items from his visit to Izamal in1993.
- Museo de Artesanias is a small but festive museum showcasing some of Mexico’s top handicraft artists. Located in a yellow, colonial building near the city center, the museum also has a cafe and spa for those looking for a little pampering.
- Kinich Kakmo Mayan Pyramid is located right in the city center and is a 34-meter high pyramid dedicated to the Sun God. Build as early as 400 AD, the pyramid also boasts amazing views of the Yellow City beneath it.