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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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One of those hidden treasures

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

How things have changed since I first visited in 1981. This is now a major archaeological site with tons of cool stuff to see. You park at the museum and walk up to the site. The museum itself is very well done for a regional museum, very nicely executed. The site itself is chock full of pyramids, carvings, 2 ball... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This site was once home to over 35,000 people. These ruins have been well-restored and offer a glimpse of native life centuries ago. There are guides available, which I would recommend if you will only go once. The walking is not strenuous. Less than an hour from Cuernavaca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I liked the spot, the surrounding, the views, but I disliked the lack of informations and You know that they do nor held any more the Sound and Lights only when You arrive at the gate !

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Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of my favorite archaeological treasures. It is close to Cuernavaca and easily visited. There is a great museum with an incredible view of the site. It is well worth a visit of two to three hours.

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