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Zona Arqueologica Uxmal

Carretera Federal No. 261, Uxmal 97899, Mexico
+52 999 944 0033
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An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“mayan ruins” (131 reviews)
“great pyramid” (50 reviews)
“light show” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Carretera Federal No. 261, Uxmal 97899, Mexico
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+52 999 944 0033
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"mayan ruins"
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"great pyramid"
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"light show"
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"yucatan peninsula"
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Reviewed yesterday

Uxmal blew my mind. I had lower expectations as I thought it was just one pyramid. It's an entire city! it's amazingly preserved (though there's a lot of carved rocks that are just piled up, that were part of the buildings at some point) but...More

Thank Winston S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been to most of the well-known Mayan sites, but Uxmal still impresses. We especially liked the Governor's Palace and the fact that most of the buildings were open to access. We stayed across the street, so could get in shortly after they open. It...More

Thank Rob003
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Uxmal is one of the most important sights for Mayan Puuc style architecture. It is well visited but not as crowded as Chichen. The buildings are far more ornate than those near Cancun, and have been tastefully restored. Do not miss this place. There are...More

Thank Karlcarl
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You haven't really been to the Yucatan until you've ben to Uxmal. This beautiful Mayan ruin is a city in itself, with numerous pyramids, temples, wall carvings and more, amidst acres of sacred trees and plants. The guides are truly knowlegable here and will cost...More

Thank C74Patricia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily accessible location from Mérida to see the Mayan pyramids and other structures up close. Not very expensive. I skipped the tour guides, as I had a friend who had been there before. You can do some reading online about the site, and then tour...More

Thank MarvinCarter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to enjoy all the majesty of the Nunnery Quadrangle it's essential to be at the gates first to appreciate its elegant solitude. We came in 20 minutes before the open and there was just one couple in front of us. Besides the...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the heat and humidity in June, it was still a great trip. It was a little scary getting to where the tour originated, but everyone was very helpful. (Hint: When you get off the ship, walk all the way down through the white building....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A set of ruins that doesnt get a lot of visitors so it is a welcome trip to be able to enjoy the ruins without tons of people. This is our second trip and when people come to town we will take them here again....More

Thank stewmexico2002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the Uxmal archeological site, you are still allowed to climb the pyramids yourself. Which makes the experience so much better than standing in front of a pyramid behind a fence (like in Chitzen itza and tulum). You need to buy two tickets at the...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We loved our visit to Uxmal because there is so much to see and learn at this huge site. We had an excellent guide, Jorge, who made the tour so much more interesting with his unique sense of humor. You certainly need a guide to...More

Thank cool_satchmo
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SweetSusy
1 March 2018|
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Response from Gord B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I've driven with friends from Merida to Uxmal. It's quite an enjoyable ride with all the little villages etc along the way. As usual being in any foreign country you need to be aware of your surroundings. I suggest... More
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flyer4fun
15 September 2017|
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Response from NancyLWong | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea about bus. We travelled from Merida by car - about an hour/hour and a half. What about asking your tour operator? As others have said - well worth a visit! Wonderful site, not too many other tourists. Carry... More
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flyer4fun
15 September 2017|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I can answer is that yes you can walk around without having a tour. About the bus, I don't know, we drove.
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