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Nunnery Quadrangle

Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 38 Attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites
Description: An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery.
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Merida, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I like the tremendous excavation/restoration. Don't miss this great Mayan site. Go early !the close location to Merida is great.

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Ithaca, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The site is architecturally a tour de force of ancient building techniques, the sculptures masterful and the encoded meaning intriguing.

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Shelton, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Good "volunteer" guides help explain the history of this Spanish church center. Very interesting museum. It is the center of the entire city.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This tour was beyond belief!!Always keep this for the last as nothing can compare to Uxmal.This huge area is choc a bloc with ancient sites ,so peaceful and calming.It definitely has a spiritual aura.

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columbus,ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is located in archeological zone Uxmal must be visited for the beautiful Mayan ruins and nice locating.Not as crowded as ChichenItza

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My favorite of the ruins we visited! We spent a few hours exploring this site and enjoyed every minute of it. Not as commercialized as Chichen Itza, and with the exception of the pyramid and the Nunnery Quadrangle we were able to climb up each building. Read about Mayan history and customs before you go for a thorough understanding and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
123 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Nunnery Quadrangle is just amazing with elaborately carved façades on both the inside and outside faces - its worth walking into the middle and sitting on the grass and taking in the complex

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Winnipeg, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

One of the better ruins that I have seen, it is just a part of Uxmal and all are worth a visit. Went through it with a guide and then went back through alone to photograph with no crowds as it can be a busy place.

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Merida, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Quadrangle is just one dimension of the awe inspiring site that is Uxmal. Common to all such sites is the need to imagine what the place would have looked like at the height of its power. I suggest INAH should consider providing 3D models of the entire site and some artistic renderings of what the walls and decorative items... More

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Espanola, New Mexico
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124 reviews 124 reviews
44 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We have been to both Chichen Itza and Uxmal but Uxmal wins hands down for feeling the depth of history for the Myan culture. The Nunnery Quadrangle is only a small portion for the amazing sites you will see at Uxmal. To be able to still be close to these ruins and to feel the heart of the culture when... More

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