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National Park of Palenque

Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.
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Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
+52 916 345 1758
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the old Maya temples in the early morning, which is really recommendable because it won't be too crowded. The temples are nice but it would be cool to have explanations featuring things you want to know instead of just some info about ruler...More

Thank Miriam P
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Get a guide or you will miss the hidden Mayan ruins. Howler monkeys make you feel like you are in a horror film scene!

Thank Violet_Pilots
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Like other historical sites, the more you learn about it, the the more you can see and appreciate. I recommend the guided tours from the booth on your LEFT (!) Both booths are to the right of the main entrance -- be sure to choose...More

1  Thank Force_Five
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Virtually a whole ancient city in Palenque was swallowed up by the jungle some time after the Maya left the area (circa AD 800). Our guide led us along a path called Sendero Motiépa deep into a high evergreen forest, pointing out different aspects of...More

Thank Funambulator
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Pay about 35$ for a wristband that allows you entry for 5 days. The only extra to pay is entry to the main ruins, 70$. Make sure you do the jungle trek to view the smaller ruins, amazing.

1  Thank Yunus M
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Luckily we made it to the entrance a bit after 8am what was very worth it. We were very surprised that only a few people were around. We could make great shots with almost no people. First we walked one quick round for the pictures...More

1  Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

The Mayan history is amazing. And this site is one of the most important of the Mayan world. This is definitely a must. Just to mention... Even though there are very important places to see (as Pakal’s tomb), there are few buildings. Only 2% of...More

Thank EnriqueMolina
Reviewed March 25, 2018

So many unique things to discover: e.g. the stone reliefs including the prisoners in the palace court yard, the hieroglyph staircase and the iconic observation tower. I found that around noon it was actually too hot to enjoy the site so we took a break...More

Thank michamexi
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Palenque is the premier Mayan site in Mexico. Many well restored structures over a large area without the huge crowds of Chitzen Itza. There’s a jungle trail that loops around, but if you miss the return part of the loop it will take you to...More

Thank JoeBenevides
Reviewed January 31, 2018

This is one of those places that you say.... another temple but like most of them in central America they are worth it and each one brings its own little something to be remembered from another. I highly recommend you bring alot of water as...More

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November 23, 2016|
Response from Dr_B_Maitra |
No, it's not. The tickets are actually bands that you tie on your wrist and they scan the bar code on the band. A bar code cannot be read twice by the scanner.
November 23, 2016|
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Response from Luis B | Reviewed this property |
Well you get a bracelet at the entrance, and the restrooms are outside the park, I assume you can return later. Also, you have to consider that the park closes about 4:30 to 5:00 PM...
January 19, 2016|
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Response from Jerusalén V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry. I can't help you with that. But as soon as you get there, you'll see a lot of guides. If you are going to visit Palenque, enjoy your trip and buy souvenirs inside the park. They're cheaper than outside. Have... More