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The Cacaxtla-Xochitecatl Archeological Site

Circuito Perimetral S/N | Nativitas, Tlaxcala, Nativitas Municipality 90720, Mexico
+52 246 416 0000
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great place to visit and see prehispanic murals

the frescos of the pyramids are great and you can learn a lot about how used to be in reality not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Midlothian, Texas
Great Views and Lovely Murals

Cacaxtla is all about the murals, which are very striking, with very vivid colours. It is nice to... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Mexico City, Mexico
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Description: Although over 1,000 years old, the ruins from this archaeological site are well-preserved, including a series of virtually untouched murals.
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Circuito Perimetral S/N | Nativitas, Tlaxcala, Nativitas Municipality 90720, Mexico
+52 246 416 0000

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the frescos of the pyramids are great and you can learn a lot about how used to be in reality not only stones

Thank JLRendon
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Cacaxtla is all about the murals, which are very striking, with very vivid colours. It is nice to then walk up to Xochitecatl, where there are two very interesting pyramids with stunning views and an interesting sunken 'rock bath' used for ritual bathing. It is...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This site is so impressive it is worth the effort in visiting & getting to the site., deserted when I visited . The painted wall paintings are simply stunning. The site has something of the Maya about it , the best preserved paintings are near...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Cacaxtla is an often overseen Mexican archeological site we worth the trip and time to visit. Dated towards the en of the Teotihuacan period, well before the rise of the Aztects, the pyramid of Cacaxtla has some of the the best preserved pre columbian frescos....More

Thank 3Cuori1Capanna
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

What a magnificent site. The six's and vastness of it will surprise you. The remaining colors as well as the museum are truly astounding. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the Puebla area.

Thank TheAnvil
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The place is big, well preserved. The pyramid is all under a big top so the sun and rain cannot damage the colors. The only problem is that the way to reach Cacaxtla has not enough signals. Better to carry your GPS

Thank azb61
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love seeing the ruins and make sure we try and see ones that are close to where we stay. The fact that this ruin still has colored paintings on the walls are amazing! And it's great to see the government having...More

Thank Cora W
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Am amazing site that is still being worked on in where you can see amazing digs that is still being done to this day. Cacaxtla is an archaeological site located near the southern border of the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. It was a sprawling palace...More

Thank 18alvinb
Reviewed October 25, 2016

The place can be reached by public transport from Puebla, but requires some walking. Cacaxtla offers murals and is interesting, but due to being under roof it feels more like being inside a museum than at the ancient ruins. Xochitecatl however is another story, and...More

1  Thank SpaciousEarth
Reviewed September 26, 2016

A must see for those interested in the archaeology and history of Mexico. This ruin was discovered in the 1970's when several brilliantly painted murals were discovered and carefully preserved. Admission to Xochitecatl pyramid is also included in the admission price.

Thank Jultime61
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Response from chefkrysto | Reviewed this property |
Hi as with others we used a driver and guide which was very reasonably priced. This allowed us to see what we wanted with no time constraints of public transportation schedules. Enjoy your trip.