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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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Charming place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
TomasfromLipuvka
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank BigBaldBuddha
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Jose Manuel S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Vijante-gigante
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Elin F
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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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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