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Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.
Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was warm, partly cloudy, ususally rained at night if at all. Great food in various upper and mid range eateries. The markets were fun with great products and (comparatively) very reasonable prices. Part market, swap meet, flea market, and established permanent vendors. This...More

Thank DougtheMagnificent
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is one of the most amazing places I have visited... Try to program your arrival so it coincides with very special astronomical reasons it was designed for... late spring/summer is the time of the year...

Thank George R
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

If you are within a couple hours of this place and you appreciate things other than cities, pools, and nightlife, DO NOT miss this. My friends who had been to Chichen Itza said this blew it out of the water. The remains are massive, you...More

3  Thank KeeganFlynn
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It was 70 peso for general admission. It’s high up in the mountains so depending on where you’re coming from it could be a long ride before you reach here. It was about 45 minutes from Cuernavaca. As you approach from afar you could kind...More

Thank Sy X
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A Mexican friend organized the visit for us for this opportunity. This archeology is hugeeee! There are more than several Mayan Pyramids at this site, all of which have flat top and unlike other pyramids around the world. The pyramids used smaller stone to build,...More

Thank lexter266
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely not the easiest archaeological site in Mexico to get to, but then again some of the most magnificent sites in Mexico (Yaxchilan, Monte Alban) aren't so easy to get to. The on-site museum is impressive and one of the best for the archaeological sites...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 14 March 2018

By not going to see this site would be a mistake!! Even if you are not interested in history of Mexico the way the Myan's built their temples is amazing.

Thank ARadmore53
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We suggest that you visit the museum first, to get an idea about the historical time of this site, before you tour the ruins. The placards are in Spanish. Because of the earthquake in September 2017, the Observatorio is closed, which is unfortunate, it would've...More

1  Thank SBrownlow
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We both thought this was the best place to understand the history and culture of Mexico. Very informative and staff were outstanding. Went to Tepoztlan first but had wished we had come here first. If you only have time to do one this is the...More

2  Thank 1alan280
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited on Jan 10, 2018, and the museum and the archeological site are open, though some of the areas are closed off due to earthquake damage. The Temple of the Feathered Serpent IS accessible, and the carvings on the side are definitely the highlight...More

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6 January 2018|
Response from jetturtle2000 | Reviewed this property |
Hola Frankiepb98, daños a la zonas Arqueológicas fue extensiva. Visita la pagina de INAH si quieres la información más reciente antes de tu visita. Mi impresión cuando yo visite en Octubre 2017 fue que la zona va estar... More
20 November 2017|
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Response from CAROL R | Reviewed this property |
From what I know, Xochicalco has been closed for structural renovations and will not open until further notice. This information is updated on their official webpage.
23 March 2017|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
From Cuernavaca we went to the Pullman bus station and caught a "directo" bus to Xochicalco. we went during a weekday and we're dropped off at the "crusero" hwy crossing just south of the ruins. we walked no more than a few... More