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Nunnery Quadrangle

Address: Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner 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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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
797 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This building is just one of many at Uxmal, a truly mystical space. I would strongly recommend going early. If and when the crowds arrive, they TOTALLY destroy the vibe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family and I absolutely loved our Uxmal and Cenote tour purchased through William Lawson. Our tour guide, Mr. Vallejos, was an amazing guide and was very knowledgeable about the ancient stories of the Mayans. My family enjoyed hearing the stories of the Mayans and their culture, games and lifestyle. The kids and my brother-in-law were fascinated with the Cenote... More

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Merida, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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26 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
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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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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