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Izamal Nov 20

Izamal is a small colonial population in the state of Yucatan. It is named for the Mayan and means “dew of heaven”, it is located just 72 kilometers from Merida. It is known as the “city of three cultures”, since it combines features of its pre-Hispanic past, of the colonial period and modern times, also it has been called the “Yellow City” because most of their buildings are painted in this color. The city has been chosen as a “Magic Town”. In the city of Izamal, as in many towns of the Yucatan, the Mayan language is still spoken by most of its inhabitants.

Izamal was one of the most important sites of Mayan civilization, a large settlement on the plains of the northern Yucatán Peninsula. The size of its buildings and network of pathways called ‘sacbes’ (white road built in the ancient Maya) are evidence of the religious, political and economic power that the city had over the vast territory of the Mayab. more…