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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

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Address: Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
Phone Number: 7373743090
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Description: Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an...
Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.
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Very informative and well presented and preserved site. The museum is well put together, but a tiny bit confusing! It's a great site, and you can take a good deal of time walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Scotland, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very informative and well presented and preserved site. The museum is well put together, but a tiny bit confusing! It's a great site, and you can take a good deal of time walking the pyramids.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wonderful archeological site. The pyramid with two serpents is exquisite. Also, the astronomic observatory is a testament to the knowledge of these ancient people. The area is very peaceful with good views of the valley below. Good stopover en route to Taxco from Mexico City. Take a hat, sunscreen and water. Wear good walking shoes, and your camera .

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Small ruins and pyramids. It took us about 20 minutes to see it. There were no other tourists around. Cost was about 50 pesos per person.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The museum of archaelogical findings were amazing! The archaeological site itself was facinating! We had a guide who was able to explain the details of the excavations.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Smaller and less famous than other archeological sites Xochicalco has it's own charm. Is famous because of their astronomic studies.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The scene was breath-taking from the mountain tops. The soccer field and the observatory is a must-see. It is said that during two seasons every year, for two days each season, as the sun passes through its zenith, on May 14th and 15th and again on July 28th and 29th, a very strong ray of sunlight passes through a narrow... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well set-up. Influenced by many ancient Mexican cultures. Fantastic location, with a great regional view. Don't expect jungle. This is a semi-dry area. 1.5 hours from Mexico City and 45 minutes from Cuernavaca. Don't miss it if you have the time and like archeology or anthropology.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Visited the ruins by local bus, took an hour and a half to get there so leave time for the travel if going via bus. We left Cuernavaca at 12.30 and had just enough time to see the Museo and the site before closing time at 5pm. The Museo is well put together but all in Spanish, it would have... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Xochicalco is the best sight near Cuernavaca. It's about a 35 minute taxi ride from Cuernavaca. Site has two large pyramid, one with the rulers palace on top, many large open plazas, and the main sight, the temple of the feathered serpent, is well worth admission. I wouldn't choose this sight over Teotihuacan, but if you have the time Xochicalco... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is a little ways out of town, so if you don't feel like driving, take a tour bus from Cuernavaca. The grounds are nicely maintained with wonderful displays in the museum with explanations in English and Spanish and guides available. Well worth the trip. I've been here twice.

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Additional Information about Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

Address: Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
Phone Number: 7373743090
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Morelos  >  Cuernavaca

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