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Address: Merida, Mexico
Description: An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish...
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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Structure at the ruin site of Uxmal

Uxmal is hands down my favorite ruin site in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Nunnery Quadrangle listed here is just one structure amongst many at this wonderful site. Uxmal really does... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Indianapolis
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Uxmal is hands down my favorite ruin site in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Nunnery Quadrangle listed here is just one structure amongst many at this wonderful site. Uxmal really does have a mystical and magical feel. The surrounding grounds are very pretty, as well. The detail in the architecture here surpasses that in the "must see" Chichen Itza. Visitors can... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Arguments among those who have visited multiple Mayan archaeological sites usually occur between the beauty of Palenque, surrounded by its gorgeous jungle, and Uxmal, due to its astonishing buildings such as the Magician's Pyramid. I'm now leaning toward the Uxmal buildings, and in particular in the Nunnery, as the best Mayan site to visit. My wife and I had been... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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