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El Tajin

Address: Papantla, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Papantla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.
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Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Some of the best ruins ever, nobody there, no tourists, one of the least known pre hispanic culture.

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toronto
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76 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is the reason for visiting Papantla. We took the 10 am bus from the bus stop behind the cathedral. It was 16 pesos and the bus company is called Tuspa. A few buses pull up here, so be sure to get on the right one. It should have an "el Tajin" sign in the front window. You will be... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Have seen many pre-Hispanic sites in Mexico and this is certainly among the more interesting. Didn't know anything about the Totonac people before this visit.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you want to go there try to visit in a cloudy day. Its the best Tip that I can share with you, and try to get and Hotel in Casitas , at 1 hour form there I recommend Hotel Torre molino.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Completely worth the visit and the long ride to get there ! Site is nestled in a green and lush forest. Groundss well kept and the guide was very knowledgeable and interesting ! One of our best discovery in the Veracruz.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

There is a new toll way from Mexico City to Tuxpan that reduces the time to get from Mexico city to Tajin to about two and a half hours. I believe this is a MUST do activity when in Mexico. What others have commented about the nature and the zone is very true as well. It could be a destination... More 

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Noblesville, IN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

WOW!!! This ruin is definitely in top five of ruins I've seen in Mexico, actually probably the top 3. The site is very compact with a new pyramid and view every time you take a step. It is probably out of the way for most but I'd make a special trip to see it. Lots of vendors outside the ruin... More 

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Gurgaon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The view of pyramids inside the green is really amazing. As you enter the world heritage site you will be mesmerized by the beauty and grandeur of the culture and tradition of the old Mexican people. These were build to pay respect to the god of thunder Tajin. (This belongs to the era 300 DC-1200 DC) This is another example... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is amazing. But the exciting part was the drive from Vera Cruz. Got pulled over by police twice on the way from Vera Cruz, for no good reason.

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Veracruz, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Unique architecture, grass walking areas with benches under trees, very easy paced area. The down side is the hot, humid weather in the summer months, but with plenty of water, hat/umbrella and cool clothing it's still a pleasant place to visit.

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