The Convento de San Antonio de Padua is built on top of a Mayan pyramid. The architecture incorporates the stones taken from the deconstruction of the pyramid. The colonizing Spanish used this location as a tool to convert traditional Maya religious practices into Catholic ones. This image is taken across the central pavilion and shows both the stonework and the yellow plasterwork. All the buildings in Izamal are painted the same yellow as this church and it is known as ""la ciudad amarilla"" or the yellow city.
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