Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences,
Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay
Izamal is a celebrated colonial town about 70 kilometers (40 miles) east of Merida. One of its distinctive features is the bright yellow color of most of its downtown buildings.
|Now this is what the place needs - some color!|
|The monastery of San Antonio de Padua was built atop the old Maya acropolis and was completed in 1561.|
|These are views east of Izamal on the way to Chichen Itza. Yucatan is actually pretty dry, all the water is subsurface in the karst aquifers, so there's a lot of open scrub and bedrock is rarely far below the surface.|
Created 28 March 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020