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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Merida 156782, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 37 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went here to see a maya temple, and was surprised, it was in great condition and there were like 10-20 other people. Because of the quietness, it is a great place to feel the atmosphere of the maya temple, and slowly walk around and imagine history.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

just north of merida on the way to palya progresso and the beach ..is dzibilchaltun...history books come to life ...all this built by hand ...the wonder never stops...building after building ..a city from the past ..uncovered for you to see..a cenote' to swi in will cool of the hot yucatan sun ..the crystal clear water ..sure to please the senses...history... More

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had never heard of this ruin until out visit to Merida, Mexico. What a surprise! It's about a 20 minute drive from city center. It's got some beautiful ruins, two smaller ones that you can actually climb up. Make sure you take a change of clothes, because it includes a "cenote" where you can take a swim. As you... More

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Chichén Itzá is stunning. It is worth visiting, but it is always very crowded. One visit there is probably plenty. Dzibilchaltun is very interesting, but not stunning, yet I go there every couple of years to see it again. It is close to the city, but the real attraction for me, along with ruins of course, is that there is... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great site with interesting structures, very superior museum, and best of all you can cool off with a swim in a cenote. Close to Merida- took combi and then a moto-taxi (thin motorcycle with a park bench welded to front) which was a lot of fun.

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm always amazed when I visit ancient Mayan cities. While Dzibilchaltun isn't as spectacular as some other sites, it's far less crowded with visitors and it's still an amazing reminder of the Mayan culture's ability to thrive in an area that's somewhat inhospitable. Streets and buildings are precisely aligned with celestial bodies and being there fills you with a sense... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The ruins are spread out over several acres, but the highlight is the cenote. The water is clear and refreshing after walking around in the hot sun. Be sure to check out the museum on the property too.

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Wichita, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed our stop at Dzibilchaltun. The kids enjoyed the fact that this is one Maya ruin in Mexico where some of the structures can be climbed, as well as the cenote, which is a great place to cool off with a swim. The most notable temple at the complex is something of a walk from the main complex, but... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Dzibilchaltun was amazing. It has a little bit of everything. There are amazing mayan ruins as well as ruins built by the spaniards after colonization. There is also a cenote here called Xlacah. This is one of the largest and deepest cenotes in yucatan. The water in this cenote looks and feels amazing! Great place to cool off after walking... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went in a cruise back in December 2011 and stopped at Progreso yucatan. We took a tour to this place. This ruins dont compare to the chichen itza but their is still alot of history in this place. If you like history this is place you can go when in the area.

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