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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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$76*
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Uxmal and Kabah Day Trip from Merida
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$80*
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Uxmal Light and Sound Show from Merida

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The most impressive light and sound show at the most beautiful Mayan site

For me uxmal was the most beautiful and peaceful location of all the many Mayan ruins i have visited and the night time light and sound show with the sunset and bats circling is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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mc cloed ganj,dharamsala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For me uxmal was the most beautiful and peaceful location of all the many Mayan ruins i have visited and the night time light and sound show with the sunset and bats circling is a must

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Toluca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really worth to visit; a short trip from Merida and surrounded by some other great places. The beauty of the place surpass Chichen and you can scale some of the monuments and hear from the guides all the fascinating histories of the more than thousand years old place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pyramids at Uxmal have a more elliptic base which give them a specific look. The other building at the site are all very unique and well preserved/restored. Being further away from Cancun, there are less tourists that at Chichen Itza. Well worth the detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the heat of the day as we hadn't quite got our efficiency sorted! We were worried about there being loads of big tour groups in our photos, but it really was relatively empty. Boys loved all the iguanas!

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Uxmal ruins are amazing. The structure offers beautiful views of the jungle made even more beautiful by the Mayan Puuc Architecture. It was a wonderful experience and although we spent over 3 hours exploring and walking, you can easily do this in 2 hours. I recommend these ruins to anyone, you will not be disappointed! Stunning!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uxmal is a beautiful ruins just like the others in the area. On our travels we did Chichen Itza, Coba, and Uxmal. They all had something special to offer. Uxmal in comparison to the others has the most decorated facades. They are very well preserved. Its also a large site with lots to see, as much or more than Chichen... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far, in my somewhat limited experience with Mayan ruins, I think Uxmal gets status of best kept grounds, best views and most intricate restoration. If you get the chance to visit a ruin, this would be my recommendation. We had the privilege of having an amazing man to guide us. Seventy year old JORGE, Has been guiding at Uxmal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a five day cruise, and Progreso was the second stop. After reviewing multiple excursions, I decided to go to Uxmal. An additional tidbit was that it is one of the last ruins that will allow tourists to climb the pyramid. That pyramid was no joke!!!! I was winded when I got to the top, but the view... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Uxmal is a must to visit in Yucatan. It is not far from Merida and a charming archeological site. It is easy to drive up there from Merida. I rented a car and was not a problem at all to drive, the roads are very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the different heights of the buildings you can enjoy the area in an easier way . Great attention of all who work there

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