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Address: Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico
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Pretty cool

Very talented men that do this act. Quite interesting to see the different cultures and rituals. I would definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very talented men that do this act. Quite interesting to see the different cultures and rituals. I would definitely return.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you are in Papntla you must watch the Voladores (fliers). The ceremony is rich in history, an ancient test of bravery to appeas the gods. But today a viberant ceremony to remember an ancient tradition. You can see the Voladores in Mexico City ( museum of anthropology and the piramids of Teotihucan, but Papantla is the origin and a... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've seen the Voladords a couple of times at the Tlaxcala Feria. They are a sight to behold! If you get the chance, don't miss them!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We sat on the steps of the church on the plaza where the flyers' pole is erected. The flyers circle the pole playing their flutes. Then four of them climb, wrap their ropes around the top of the pole, and are joined by a fifth who perches on the very top of the pole. Down come the four flyers, upside... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Saw the voladores putting on there show at the Mayan ruins of Tajin (which are also a worthwhile visit). Their show lasts about 20 mins and is quite impressive to see what they do for a living. Also their costumes cost an incredible amount of money and overall the whole show and story is well worth the effort to go... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Papantla is a small town, I visited in 2008, but to be able to see the Voladores of Papantla live, is such an amazing experience. Their ability to do such thing are incredible! So entertaining, cultural and colorful. It's something that you can't see in other country in the world.

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Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Voladores of Papantla are known all over the state. When we were in Tlacotalpan for Dia de Candelaria, the toy pole-and-flyers were being sold up and down the streets. The Real Voladores, in both Papantla centro and at El Tajin, are brave, colorful and entertaining. They are also keeping alive a bit of pre-Columbian history for this area. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

You don't need to go to Papantla to see this, as it's done right outside the anthropology museum in Mexico City every day. Interesting, I suppose, but not worth a trip to Papantla!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We watched them perform in a grassy area in front of the Museo Nacionale de Anthropologia. The pole is 100 km in the air. How one of them can simultaneously 'unwind' the rope while upside down, play the piccolo-like instrument and tap the drum at the same time is amazing - ! These 'flyers' are as good as Cirque du... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

just ok not much to say been there many times it has turned into a tourist trap not anything as it was in the not to distance past but its a must see if you have not been there do it twice the 1st & the last

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Address: Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz

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