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Zona Arqueologica Uxmal

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Address: Lazaro Cardenas | Muna, Santa Elena, Merida 97844, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 999 944 0033
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An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish...

An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery.

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Private Tour to Uxmal with Access to Hacienda Uxmal and Lodge
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Uxmal and Kabah Day Trip from Merida
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Uxmal Light and Sound Show from Merida

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A wonder to See

This place is about an hour from Merida city. The ruis are beautiful. Im so happy that i did my reserch to go to Uxmal since cancun really does not promote much in Yucatan other... read more

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is about an hour from Merida city. The ruis are beautiful. Im so happy that i did my reserch to go to Uxmal since cancun really does not promote much in Yucatan other than Chichen Itza. I rented a car a drove to Merida and they took a tour to Uxmal. Honestly I could have taken the drive... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Uxmal is an amazing site- so much history in one place! I highly recommend having someone who speaks Mayan to interpret or getting a tour guide- it will greatly enrich the experience. We've gone with a friend who is local, and he adds depth with his knowledge (and ability to translate Mayan). Be aware- if it's hot be sure to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped first at the semi-restored site of Kabah with its rain god Chac sculptures which is connected by an 18 km causeway to Uxmal. We then moved on by coach to the lovely temples of Uxmal with the Pyramid of the Magician also called Wizard and Quadrangle of the Nunnery. This is a lovely site to explore with fewer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

less crowded, more tranquil area easier to get in and out of the architecture is more eleborate and there more ruins more or less the same price, far fewer hawkers and hustlers there

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not as large a site as Chichen Itza it is still a very impressive Mayan city. There has been a good deal of restoration and the one temple is still climbable for those who dare. I had already scaled Ek Balam so didn't try going up this temple but there were many who scaled it. I would definitely splurge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a UNESCO site so its a no brainer... We visited many sites in our trip (including Chichen Itza) and Uxmal is the best preserved of them all... Give yourself a good 2 hours to visit this site and enjoy this amazing ancient place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and more secluded archaeological site compared to Chichen Itza. Go with a guide for an in-depth explanation of buildings and symbols. You may see iguanas, bats and swallow; remember to respect their home and the buildings' history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a humbling, serene place. Not heavy on the tourist traps that sites like this usually have. We didn't get a guide but it seemed like a guide is a good way to go to not only learn more about the place but to be able to check out everything. We went without a guide and missed a few parts,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Yucatan you need to get to Uxmal to enjoy the wonders of Maya Culture. This is a place where you will be bewildered by the pyramids, cenotes, and architecture. My advice is to get a local guide because they can offer more on the history and archaeology in the area. An unforgettable experience.

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Punta de Mita, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited several Mayan ruins, but Uxmal is one of the prettiest. The grounds are lush and green and it feels like you are in a park. It is a large site with plenty of well-preserved ruins to explore and lots of interesting details.

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