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El Tajin

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Address: Papantla, Mexico
Phone Number: 017848812727
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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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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Julian B
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Tajin is a relatively small, but very well maintained site. Generally left in it's authentic state, there are a few places where you can even see the original facing & murals. Combined with wonderful views from the hill above give you an excellent idea of the scope and feel of how it must of looked as a functioning community.... More 

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Thank Itsnotatumor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Great day trip. Only need one day to see it all. 65 pesos per adult. And Mexicans get in free on Sunday's. Open 9-6. Short cab ride from Papantla. I recommend coming to see all the history.

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Thank Jenn H
Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Only 20 % of this ancient site has been uncovered and it was just exciting to hear those hammers working while visiting here. We had an English speaking guide who explained the history, including human sacrifice, the roles of the king, and regular inhabitants. This place is beautiful. To be fair it was overcast, so a bit cooler than usual... More 

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Thank marcia_marcia
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

El Tajin is an important cultural site in the state of Veracruz. The area consists of several large pyramids and other stone structures. It is largely untouched, and appears to be visited rather infrequently by tourists. It is a very special experience for anyone with an interest in pre-Columbian culture. Because of its location, entrance is free, there is little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I have visited many archeological sites in Mexico and I keep going back here. El Tajin is really a major site in a beautiful setting with comparatively very few visitors. What a contrast to the popular sites close to Cancun! I also enjoy the small town of Papantla, don't miss it.

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Thank Peter K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

The site itself is beautiful and worth a visit if you're around in Veracruz region. We actually drove all the way from Teohtihuacan here and then back to Mexico City in one day. We arrived around 2 p.m., it was full to the brim. Loads of cars parked around, many vendors with food and souvenirs, the voladores were preparing for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

The place is incredible. I would suggest to get there very early because by 12 there is tons of people. There is a lot to walk but I would recommend to focus in several things, look at the art walk that you can see in the "juego de pelota" then go and see the "piramide de los nichos" which is... More 

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