Kinich Kak Mo seen through the Atrio arches of the Basilica

Izamal: Basilica of San Antonio de Padua

July 1997


In 1841, the explorer & travel writer John Lloyd Stephens recounted:

"Two or three streets distant from the plaza, but visible in all its huge proportions, was the most stupendous mound we had seen in the country, being perhaps, six or seven hundred feet long and sixty feet high, which we ascertained beyond all doubt, had interior chambers."

Stephens, p 314