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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Merida 156782, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 37 attractions in Merida
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

As I've seen many ruins before, they were nothing special to me. Nevertheless, their style is quite different from others. But the cenote is amazing. We were there very early, so at first we were the only ones swimming there. But soon there were more and more people coming. The only thing I didn't like was that we were not... More

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tucson, az
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The ruins at Dzibilchaltun are extraordinary, and located between Merida and Progresso, easy to get to by car, cab, or pre-arranged driver. A great plus is the new museum constructed on site. It has numerous artifacts and terrific tableaux explaining the site and it's importance in the Mayan world. After touring museum, you are free to explore the entire site.... More

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We hired a guide for the "express" tour for around $20 USD. He was very nice, informative and thorough, but I would recommend reading up on Dzibilchaltun, the Mayans, the Spaniards first, and saving the money. You can walk all around unaccompanied and pace yourself. The highlight of the site was the cenote. You cannot take backpacks or a large... More

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Glenview
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dzibchaltun is close to Merida and easy to see it all in a matter of hours. There is a wonderful, not-to-be-missed museum which sets the stage with Mayan artifacts and explanations followed by the Spanish conquest and changes the Spaniards made. You walk through the jungle for a bit to see the small ruins on your left and other buildings... More

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I liked the museum at the ruins where you can visit and get all the historical and geographical data before proceeding to see the ruins. Since the ruins are smaller in space/dimension than Chichen Itze you could do it in a few hours and the Cenote on the property is swimmable. After walking in the heat of the sun; the... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

As with all things we do while visiting a port via cruise ship travel, I arranged this outside of the cruise line. If you like crowds, waiting in lines, and hanging with the others who purchase the cruise line, overpriced, prepared excursions, then my review isn't for you. I arranged this with a sweet local lady holding a sign and... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We took a short detour on our trip from Merida to Progresso. What a pleasant surprise this turned out to be. Wonderful guide. It was stifling hot and the best surprise was the denote at the end where we could swim.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

a wonderful example of really interesting Mayan architecture and design, with a lovely small museum -- well worth the trip!

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Noosa Heads
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went here as a group as organised by our group coordinator. None of us really knew what to expect but it was fascinating! On arrival we were offered a tour guide and another tourist strongly recommended it. We normally go without- and this is the best way for some sites. But we are so glad we got one here.... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Not enough has been restored here to check it out for the price. If you happen to be driving by it and are bored, then swing by

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