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Address: Merida, Mexico
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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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Fascinating area

This is part of the Uxmal Archaeological site. I highly recommend hiring one of the personal guides, who speaks your language, to take you on a tour of the whole area. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Midlothian, Virginia
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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is part of the Uxmal Archaeological site. I highly recommend hiring one of the personal guides, who speaks your language, to take you on a tour of the whole area. They charge a reasonable fee and you will get so much more out of it. We enjoyed Uxmal the most of all the sites we visited. It is large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What an incredible site . Beautiful, peaceful, serene. Stunning. Get a good tour guide and GO. Strongly recommend a good couple of hours for wandering and loitering and looking at the carving and amazing buildings. we went with the tourgroup Mexican Heritage and a fantastic guide-Ivan.Best day here so far!

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Thank Poemer
San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to other Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, I can say this is breathtaking. The complex you can visit is huge and the scale of the buildings also very grand. Yet, there's also much detail in the stone work and carvings. The guide we had was good and was able to answer our many questions as well as being... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to many mayan sights. This one blew me away. The carvings in the stone temples and scale of the place was amazing. I was totally unprepared for what I experienced at Uxmal.

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So fantastic to see in person, the carvings, amazing stonework, entire site easy access and photographs are a must! Wilbert from Grayline best guide for informative visit here. Lila from Canada

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very well preserved ruins. Less touristy here than other sites. Well worth a visit as much more atmosphere

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Uxmal pyramids and ruins very well preserved, and are some of the most beautiful pieces of history in the Yucatan. The pictures don't serve them justice the place is phenomenal. I recommend that if you plan on visiting you wear some comfortable shoe and bring plenty of water.

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Thank Kiki B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Handy tips- 1. We left from Merida- you need to go to the ADO bus station where you can buy a bus ticket for a second class bus to take you to uxmal. It costs around 60 pesos per person one way. 2. Once you get to uxmal you have to pay two different fees- it adds up to be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It's a magical feeling to sit in the quadrangle (we had no other tourists thankgod) - do make time for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I highly recommend going on a guided tour during a visit to the ruins at Uxmal. The ruins are well-preserved, especially those in the Nunnery Quadrangle. Climb up to the highest point (govenor's castle) and enjoy the view.

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