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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
+52 737 374 3090
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Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.
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Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
+52 737 374 3090
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Due to structural damage to many of the Xochicalco’s ancient buildings, the site is closed to the public. INAH and México’s federal engineers are currently working on accessing the damage to make the site safe to the public. There are many others wonderful things to...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Go and visit the pyramid of the plumbed serpent. The history and architecture are well worth the trip. Bring a hat and sunglasses as it is hot. The vista is spectacular. Go into the cave and tour to the sun shaft.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

build in 650-900 AD. Museum and grounds are amazing. recommend that you get a tour guide with strong knowledge of Mexican history.

Thank Marie92101
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This pristine archeological site less than an hour's drive from Cuernavaca is a quiet treasure with a good museum before or after you walk thru the site. No food is sold there, no crowds are destroying your tranquil visit: this is the anti-Teotihuacan pyramid site.

Thank Jonatha R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I live this pyramid much more than Teotijuacan pyramid because you can really enjoy the ambience much more when there are not so many tourists.

Thank RosyInMexico
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit! You can drive - Beware not to miss the exit before the Alpuyeca toll. It is on the right and poorly marked. Entrance is about $7 (140 pesos for adults) Children up to 13 are free I would suggest you...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

The whole site is in an immaculate condition. There is enough to see and explore, to easily spend half or even full day. We stayed there until it was shut down in the evening and enjoyed the wonderful sunset and view into the valley.

Thank Bandit-Trip
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Xochicalco is a very well preserved place telling about the pre-hispanic history of Mexico. All the sights have a barcode which can be scanned with you smartphone and a voice will describe about that specific monument. Don't miss the observatory visit.

Thank Jose Maria B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to see pyramids and pre-Colombian ruins including ball fields, go to Xochicalco, outside of Cuernavaca. Interesting and awesome. There is an observatory with a hole through the rocks that shows the equinox. Spiritual. Look for copal trees.

Thank Lakeside31
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Be sure to allocate enough time to climb the pyramids and associated grounds of this site. The museum is impressive and the guided tour is very informative.

Thank MemoSanAntonio
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20 November 2017|
Response from CAROL R | Reviewed this property |
From what I know, Xochicalco has been closed for structural renovations and will not open until further notice. This information is updated on their official webpage.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
From Cuernavaca we went to the Pullman bus station and caught a "directo" bus to Xochicalco. we went during a weekday and we're dropped off at the "crusero" hwy crossing just south of the ruins. we walked no more than a few... More
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24 July 2016|
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Response from pumpermum | Reviewed this property |
We awere approached by a guide who wanted to spend 30 minutes explaining the complicated drawings on the pyramid. This would have been fantastic, however my spanish wasn't good enough to benefit so we did not hire.