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Nunnery Quadrangle

Address: Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 49 Attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Navi Mumbai, India
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

this is part of the uxmal site and is built according to scientific principles. take a good guide along to see the whole site. uxmal is far better larger and quiter than chichen itsa. must see.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Uxmal is fantastic and the Nunnery Quadrangle is part of it. Not the best part by a long shot but part of Uxmal. I have no Idea why it is advertised as being in Merida. Go see Uxmal, skip Chichin Itza and go to Uxmal.

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have no idea why "The Nunnery Quadrangle" is the number one attraction in Merida instead of "Uxmal Zona Arqueologica" which the official name for the entire Uxmal site. It's like saying that Pirates of the Caribbean is the number one attraction in Anaheim instead of it being Disneyland. You can't go to the Nunnery unless you go to Uxmal,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Uxmal is a must see if staying in Mérida or the surrounding areas. Everything that other reviewers has said is true. I have one tip: do not go close to closing time because you will get kicked out. Thankfully, I had seen all the building except one. We arrived at 3:00pm because we had driven from Cancun and stopped at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Uzmal is very large and lots of walking. Still so much that has to be assembled with piles of blocks everywhere.

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Holland
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55 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This one of the most impressive buildings on the Mayan site of Uxmal. The whole sites is impressive, but this group of buildings is still alive. Close you eyes and you see the Mayan people walking in and out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Each and every detail on all four structures is simply exquisite. I was completely awestruck. You can't miss it.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

really its the whole Uxmal site which is the most impressive archaeological site in all of Mexico and compares with anything we have seen on the planet (haven't been to Far East). Huge, grand, but with extraordinary aesthetic sophistication. I don't want to tell you more, just go see it.

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Corozal Town, Belize
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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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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