IZAMAL

Description:
Izamal is a large site which lies within the present day town.The city was dedicated to the worship of Itzamna, patron of learning, science, and the arts, who was also associated with healing and medicine.Established as a major pilgrimage center for the Maya, it was converted to a Christian pilgrimage site by the Franciscan order after they arrived in 1549.The site, covers an area of about six square miles with a long sacbe between it and Aké.
Of Interest:
The most impresive structure is known as the Kinich Kak Moo. From a platform measuring 670 by 670 feet at its base there rises a 57-foot high pyramid. Many buildings are still unexcavated – located mainly in the yards of homeowners!
Visit Time:
1/2 day
Sites Close By:
Chichen Itza – Yaxuna/Xcan Ha
State:
Yucatan
Location:
45 minutes northeast of Merida.