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Zona Arqueologica Uxmal

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Address: Lazaro Cardenas | Muna, Santa Elena, Merida 97844, Mexico
Phone Number: 9999440033
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An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish...

An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery.

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Private Tour to Uxmal with Access to Hacienda Uxmal and Lodge
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Uxmal is the Best

We visited this awesome ruin early in the day. No tour buses, probably less than 50 people there before one showed up on our way out. The structures are so impressive, the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Topsail Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this awesome ruin early in the day. No tour buses, probably less than 50 people there before one showed up on our way out. The structures are so impressive, the area so quiet that all you hear are the sounds of the swarming purple martins playing in the the ruins. Was our favorite buy far ( not a... More 

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Milford, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the outset, I am an archeologist and therefore show a strong interest in such matters. I have visited hundreds of sites throughout the world. Always pleased to return. The day was hot but we had perfect cloud filled skies which made for great picture taking an occasional respite from the sun. Best if you get there early. Site is... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive pristine sharp clean conditions in which this ancient site has been preserved. You can easily spend half a day walking and admiring these ruins. Although a couple of climbing are forbidden, you can walk over many of the facilities, including the main pyramid. The sight you can get over Governors building and Main Pyramid are stunning. You can witness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning, awe-inspiring, elegant architecture. Spiritual. Don't miss this. So beautiful and no crowds! Allows for a peaceful and respectful yet VERY accessible tour of a major, major Maya historic site. We had a Maya guide and were glad for it. He taught us a valuable lesson--that this remains a religious site for many and should be respected and treated as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great ruin, historically important as one of the first written about in the US and Europe and much more accessible than Chichen-itza Uxaml is still a highly visited, highly curated space. The Pyramid of the Dwarf is off limits for climbing but the other spaces call for your climbing. If you go I recommend in the evening for the... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is situated in the jungles of the Yucatan. Wildlife abounds, such as monkeys and iguanas. There are spectacular views to be had with a short hike up stone stairs, and the "luz y sonido" is not to be missed after dark (light and sound show). It shouldn't be missed...being at the site in the dark is amazing. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to Uxmal for the night light show and then arranged a guided tour at 8 the next morning.(a cooler time in the heat of summer). With hindsight, this is a great way to see the very extensive site and ruins. We highly recommend a guide for the day tour - our guide (total MX 700 Pesos + tip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and large, classical Mayan pyramids, temples, and other structures. Well preserved. I was happy to see that there were few tourists and that since I'd been there last (many years ago) they have installed a large pavilion at the entrance for refreshments, souvenirs, and bathroom facilities. One very strange thing to know: you must stand in two adjacent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have much time left and hesitated between visiting Uxmal or Chichen Itza. We picked Uxmal and we LOVED it. The restauration of the site is unbelievable and it's not packed with tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most famous sites in the Yucatan for a reason. It's gorgeous, considered pure Maya in style, and the grounds are vast. Although there are some structures that you can climb, the grand pyramid isn't one of them. It's still an impressive place to visit. Make sure to bring plenty of sunblock and water, especially if... More 

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