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Nunnery Quadrangle

Address: Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Corozal Town, Belize
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is part of the Uxmal Mayan Ruin site - the evening light show is interesting if for nothing than to see the site in the dark. Overall the site is very well renewed and a pleasure to tour. Get a guide as there is a lot of history here - sharing a guide with another group is economical.

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California
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1,534 reviews 1,534 reviews
1,002 attraction reviews
386 helpful votes 386 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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185 reviews 185 reviews
138 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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