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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Merida 156782, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Jacksonville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had about an hour bus ride from the city of Progresso, Mexico to the site of the ruins. During the bus ride, our guide gave us a briefing of the history of the ruins ie: religious and ceremonial importance, as well as an introduction to a few Mayan words and terms. He included information about the area, it's cultural... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We visited the ruins and cenote during a recent trip to Merida and they were well worth the stop. The museum was good....not to big but it told the story of the people who lived in this Mayan town. The ruins were well preserved and interesting. And the cenote was lovely and perfect for swimming. A great place to visit.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a great site that even the locals go to. One of the great parts is you can climb on the ruins and really feel the history here. Tricky to get to without a car, but can be done by combi.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were on a cruise so we didn't have a lot of time. We decided to see this ruins. We also enjoyed the cenote since it was very hot. My husband loves history and seeing that piece of history was amazing.

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