1. San Antonio de Padua, Izamal

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The monastery of Izamal, painted ocher and white like the rest of the town, epitomizes the plain, austere style favored by the Franciscan friars, who brought Catholicism to the Yucatán. It was founded in 1549, and its huge atrio, or courtyard, was designed to hold great crowds of Mayans worshipping in open-air Masses.

2. San Bernardino Sisal, Valladolid ...

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