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El Tajin

Address: Papantla, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Silverton OR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Lexington, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I posted my best pictures of El Tajin on Facebook and got more "wows!" than I ever have before. It is a spectacular place. Some of the buildings are huge but the site itself isn't, so you can see it in an hour or two. The museum is OK but not great, and the voladores are worth seeing (you can... More 

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Point Richmond, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We hired a guide who spoke English and Spanish. He was great. It was 50 pesos each. He did a great job describing the pyramids and the culture of the Totonaca. We really enjoyed it. The museum was good, too. And, we watched the voladores do their dance.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Ruins like no others in Mexico. Very unique arhcitecture. My only regret is not having more time. Some of the limestone casing with itls orginal paint is still on site. Carvings still intact on the sidewalls of the ballcourt. Great on site museum. Bring lots of water, sunblock and a hat. Taxi's are very cheap in that area..

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