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El Tajin

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Address: Papantla, Mexico
Phone Number: 017848812727
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.

These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.

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Very interesting place well worth the trip,

Quite interesting and distinct place to visit, fairly large site, we were told 2 hours needed, we did spend 4. To get there either buses leave from Papantla every 15 minutes or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Veillard
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Yellowknife, Canada
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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite interesting and distinct place to visit, fairly large site, we were told 2 hours needed, we did spend 4. To get there either buses leave from Papantla every 15 minutes or taxis, taxis are faster and if more then one passenger you can negotiate the same price as the bus

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

it was hot-I ended up going from tree to tree- you can climb some of the pyramids but there is nothing of archaelogical interest left-it has all been moved to different musuems-very serene area and the hawkers seem to hang around the edges, so you can avoid them.Took taxi there 100MXP-got bus back 20MXP

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I was quite surprised to read about crowds and full buses of tourists. We have arrived about half past one and there was no one. We met in all archeological area about 20 tourists in area of 1km2 :-) it was first time we could enjoy such a charming place without anybody around us. We found it as a place... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We were here last Sunday (every Sunday is free entrance) with my niece and my new born. I hadn't been back in almost 15 years and it's gotten better. The only bad thing was that it was raining and with my son that is 3 months it was a little hard. We stayed to see "los voladores" they always amaze... More 

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

A large, well preserved complex, easy walked. If you are passing by you simply have to take 5 hours to go... it´s worth way more than the cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great archeological site!..if you're a history buff like me you will love it..you will need a full day to explore. Get a guide, we did..he knew English, Spanish & the local indigenous language as well!..bring a hat, water and a backpack to carry your stuff!..there is a museum and restaurants at the site as well...it is not wheelchair accessible though...a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I've been to many ruins in Mexico and Central America and El Tajin is one of the most interesting. The windowed architecture is unique. Many tropical birds make their homes here.

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This place is just beautiful ! Make sure you take or buy a hat and lots of water. Check the time for the voladores de papantla show. It is something you have never experienced in your life. There is no sign so make sure you ask at your arrival.

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Thank Letty33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

So cool! Go there! And take a guided tour to get to know the place more. I recommend you to go there

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Fancinatimg place to understand a lot more about Mexico's history and how the pyramids came about. Would highly recommend a visit if you happen to be in around the local area.

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