Izamal is one of 35 locations in Mexico, who received the title of a MAGIC CITY by the Secretary of Tourism in Mexico. These are mainly unknown towns, but also San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas is one of them.
The small town of Izamal has 17000 inhabitants. It was built in colonial style and is located about 40 minutes (70 km) east of Merida, in the state of Yucatan on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Other nicknames of the city are “Yellow City”
which refers to the vast yellow color of the houses and “City of Hills”
. The latter indicates the presence of numerous ancient ruins in the city, dating from the time of the Mayans.
Enjoy this demonstration in the convent from Monday to Saturday, at 20:30 in summer and 19:30 in winter. It features simultaneous translators into five languages, including the Mayan language.