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El Castillo

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.
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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All the temples and structures are amazing to behold and each one has its own story. Make sure you do some reading prior to visiting to make you better understand the significance of the temples and their design.

Thank Kenkhan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really outstanding site and a must visit attraction if visiting anywhere near this part of Mexico.

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people, myself included, visit to see El Castillo, the main draw for tourists. It is very impressive and I like how the whole thing is not renovated. Soooo many people though!

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's about an hour and a half (by car). There are enough parking spaces. Also bring your own water (you can buy but it is more expensive). Arrive early because you may need alt at least three hours to walk.

Thank Danyéla D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Amazing structure with an interesting history (provided by tour guide). A must see! (Tip: to deal with the sun/heat, I recommend ample sun screen, water and a hat!)

Thank jkumpon
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great place to visit with so much mysterious history, not sure you can climb to top of the main pyramid anymore but other places within the site like the main arena still accessible

Thank Rich9606
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great wonder of the world, it's amazing how well it has been restored and how it was even made. There's so much detail in the way it was made and why (as a calendar) that you really wouldn't understand if you did...More

Thank love2travl08
Reviewed 1 July 2017

You'll find no moat around this castle. But seriously, it is impressive in size and detail. From the number of steps up to the temple [365] to it's orientation [east to west, and north to south] with the sun, moon and stars (such as Venus)...More

Thank j3mmr71
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Really enjoyed this tour. But it is very hot out, so dress light! Wear hats or bring an umbrella...Expect to see a lot of people selling souvenirs it's almost a turn off. But I guess that's their source of income. Our tour guide Luis was...More

Thank Melody V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

As mentioned, this is the best attraction in the Chichen Itza area. It is hardly confusing as to why it has been considered as one of the modern wonders of the world. A visit early in the day is suggested.

Thank Anirudh_Anand
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Y4Travel
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
Yes,El Castillo is the Spanish name for the main pyramid at the Chichen Itza site -- the Mayan name is Kukulcan. This photo will be in the Second edition of Oak Island Unearthed, John O'Brien's precise/scientific theory and... More
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