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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

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Address: Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
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+52 737 374 3090

Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important...

Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.

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Fantastic place

I don't know how come this place, being so close to Mexico City is not so famous. When you get there you will see a sign that says "taquilla unica ", follow the directions and you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know how come this place, being so close to Mexico City is not so famous. When you get there you will see a sign that says "taquilla unica ", follow the directions and you will get to an outdoor parking lot, enough space, clean and safe. Once there you go to a small museum where you can buy... More 

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Bamako, Mali
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is quite an impressive site for a mixed population that did nooccupybthe area for too long. I recommend getting a guide. They offer a speed tour at can give you the most important highlights in one hour time. There are really some interesting points such as tour different football fields and an agriculture calendar located inside a cave.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an incredible place full of landscapes and culture. The weather is usually very warm but you will get the chance to know a little bit more about the prehispanic Mexican cultures

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This special place in Morelos state is a particular archeological site. The Quetzalcoatl pyramid is one of then most beautiful in the Americas.

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Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

While much less impressive than other nearby sites, this one is very accessible as it is right in town. There are current plans to build additional attractions on this site, which should help increase the popularity of this site.

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Courtenay, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Everything about this site is amazing. It is clean, organized, interesting, beautiful, informative and awe inspiring. A must see.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Worth the extra effort to get there by bus. We got the bus from the station close to the cathedral. Our bus came back to the area by the market. Local bus coming back.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

This archeological site is very interesting and it should be a must whenever you visit Morelos. The main reason for its worth is that a very important congress was held here. Important people from different ethnic groups, zapotecs, mayans and tlahuicans, gathered in 746 A.D. to make some adjustment in their calendar. The site has incredible architecture and the pyramid... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had a private guide, Edgar Partida, who is very knowledgeable about Xochicalco and the cultural aspects of these ancient civilizations. I highly recommend both the archeological zone and the guide.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Don't miss this place. It's truly amazing and worth a visit. We arranged a private tour through ASLI in Cuernavaca, and were tremendously impressed.

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