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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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Streaming and hot, but as exotic as can be !!!

Yes, we were sweating buckets, but our tour guide explained that this interesting structure in Uxmal actually reminded the Spaniards of the convents back in Spain. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Yes, we were sweating buckets, but our tour guide explained that this interesting structure in Uxmal actually reminded the Spaniards of the convents back in Spain. There are little rooms that look very much like a nun or a Catholic monk's cell. They are all neat and in a row and stangely exotic as you gave at them and wipe... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was my first Mayan ruin to visit. Admittedly, it was quite hot in July, but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We hired a English speaking guide who provided many insights.

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Izamal, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The wall carving in this location at Uxmal is a stunning example of Mayan art at its finest. When visiting the site, the Nun's Quadrangle is the first place we visit after the Pyramid of the Magician. The wonderful Sound and Light Show is held in this location, and is a must see.

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Cancun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

One of my favorite places to relax and admire the beauty of these buildings. This place gives you the opportunity to admire the greatness of Maya Culture, and above all, how clever they were for building these structures making possible not just to build, but to make things look amazingly beautiful, filling up every single space with an interesting design... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Nunnery Quandrangle is a series of structures located within the archaeological site known as Uxmal that hosts numerous other structures and pyramids. This archaeological site is NOT in Mérida, but 83.8km south of Merida (approximately 1 hour drive from Merida using the Uman-Hopelchen Highway 261). The Nunnery Quadrangle is located directly behind the Pyramid of the Magician once you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We loved Uxmal more than visiting Chichen Itzha: instead of budgeted few hours, we spent most of the day wondering thru this hilly Maya city, postponing visiting Ruta Puuc for another trip. Also, even in a middle of the day, it was less crowded than Chichen Itza in the morning.

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Address: Merida, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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