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Zona Arqueologica Uxmal

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Address: Lazaro Cardenas | Muna, Santa Elena, Merida 97844, Mexico
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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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USD 118.00*
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Private Tour: Uxmal and Sotuta de Peon from Merida
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USD 53.16*
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Private Tour to Uxmal with Access to Hacienda Uxmal and Lodge
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USD 79.98*
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Uxmal Light and Sound Show from Merida

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We visited earlier this month. The site is about one and a half hour drive from Progreso, on well paved roads. We arrived early since we stayed close by the night before. Go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited earlier this month. The site is about one and a half hour drive from Progreso, on well paved roads. We arrived early since we stayed close by the night before. Go early since there is a lot to see and it does get hot. A lot of steps so if you have mobility issues you may only see... More 

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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These Maya ruins - the largest on the Ruta Puuc - are among the best on the Yucatan peninsula. They are finely detailed and several of the large structures have been carefully reconstructed and are well preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very atmospheric and not 'Disneyfied', busy but far less so than Chichen Itza. The setting in the jungle just makes it even better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a nice place. The tour guide was good but the price was higher compared to other locations. Still worth paying.

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Royal Oak, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although not as famous as Chichen Etza or Palenque, Uxmal is not to be missed because it has one major item the others don't -- quiet. The site is as extensive as the other two with what appear to be as many excavated buildings. Signs on each ruin explain in detail the building's significance in its own right and in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We started with a huge throng of people when we first got there but the crowds quickly dispersed as the ruins are huge. Remember when getting your ticket you must go through 2 lines, one is for the government tax and the other is for the ruins . There is English translation on the signs. Bring water 💦 it gets... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to go here instead of Chicken Izta, but found it to be more touristy than the previous ruins we had visited. Had to purchase two types of tickets to get in, had a restaurant on site, and shops. But the ruins were fabulous! Love it! Lots of iguanas roaming around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Now I know why is the number 1 place to visit in Merida, please go to the Lodge at Uxmal and have a drink is unforgettable place, calm and reallly really nice!

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An amazing site to see. even if you don´t get access to all the pyramides.. Bring lots of water, sunblocker and good shoes. Well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spectacular and extensive ruins surrounded by vegetation, wonderful views. Very good carvings. Do climb the pyramid to get a good view of the whole site. Allow several hours. Take sun hat and sunscreen. Go early in the day to avoid the heat and more crowds.

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