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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

These ruined are amazing they do a great job in keeping them clean. When you arrive there you really get an amazing feeling of what it was like to live back in those days. They skill it took to make these ruined out of stone...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank franciscomorales
Reviewed January 16, 2018

The well fortified city fell to the Spanish led by Pedro Alverdo in 1520, following a month long siege that employed additional Mayan mercenaries, Spanish calvery and firearms. The Spanish massacred many and enslaved the remaining inhabitants, Alverado then ordering the city burned. The city...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MichiganZumbido
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The site is a citadel overlooking steep ravines.. the platform like buildings do not seem religious at all but rather wholly defensive. Royalty could hardly be carried aloft on these step ladder size treads with any dignity. The twin towers are an arm span apart....perhaps...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank didreyfus
Reviewed May 1, 2017

One of the highlights of any trip to Guatemala is a visit to Mayan ruins. If you're visiting the Guatemala City-Antigua-Lake Atitlan areas and don't have the time or inclination to drive far to the northeast part of the country to see impressive ruins, go...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank mvdljca
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

This is pure history. Loved the scenery! Travel in larger groups due to solitary roads up and down the mountain. Must visit!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Nely E
Reviewed August 6, 2016

As an archaeologist, I'm used to seeing archaeological sites that have been reconstructed, but WOW, this site was amazing! Absolutely breathtaking & scenic vistas, well kept grounds...I didn't want to leave. Some additional signage about the structures & history would be a welcome addition for...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Marisa F
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

These ruins are spectacular! One of the nice things is that they are out of the way so it's not very busy. The people who were there were super friendly and helpful. Bring water! Or money to buy water. It is a very big complex...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 618iand
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Large Mayan ruin, lots of walking, stairs, etc. I've visited several Mayan ruins and this one is unique in its size, lush greenery, vistas. Fee to get in but then you can easily wander on your own.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank BrendaH826
Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had no idea what to expect but from the moment we arrived at the top of the drive, the views only got better. Far below, canyons and a distant river wound its way through the trees. We parked by what was the secret entrance,...More

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Michael S
Reviewed January 11, 2014

I really enjoyed our visit to Mixco Viejo. We were lucky to have a guide to help us understand the significance of all the ruins and trees and plants that grew at this site. The history is amazing! Such a great place to visit. It...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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