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El Castillo

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 985 851 0137
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.
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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 985 851 0137
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a tour from the port of Progresso. Really did not know what to expect other than "Mayan Ruins" from college history classes. The tour guide (Gabriel), a descendent of the Mayans who also spoke the language, was awesome. We received a detailed history...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

big monument, very impressive. very crowdy but its speechless! i higly recommend to stop a moment and watch this monument in place for years and years

Thank audreyp255
Reviewed 31 August 2017

What an amazing experience. Most tours give 90 minutes to walk in and see El Castillo, and maybe one other feature at Chichen Itza, but it is best when you walk the entire archeological site. The pyramid is partially restored to show the steps. When...More

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Got there with a tour and the guide was wonderful. Not sure how this would have gone if we were on our own. The temperature was not so hot and there was a breeze so it made the visit very pleasant. I have heard that...More

Thank PJ L
Reviewed 13 August 2017

All the temples and structures are amazing to behold and each one has its own story. Make sure you do some reading prior to visiting to make you better understand the significance of the temples and their design.

Thank Kenkhan
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A really outstanding site and a must visit attraction if visiting anywhere near this part of Mexico.

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Most people, myself included, visit to see El Castillo, the main draw for tourists. It is very impressive and I like how the whole thing is not renovated. Soooo many people though!

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It's about an hour and a half (by car). There are enough parking spaces. Also bring your own water (you can buy but it is more expensive). Arrive early because you may need alt at least three hours to walk.

Thank Danyéla D
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Amazing structure with an interesting history (provided by tour guide). A must see! (Tip: to deal with the sun/heat, I recommend ample sun screen, water and a hat!)

Thank jkumpon
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great place to visit with so much mysterious history, not sure you can climb to top of the main pyramid anymore but other places within the site like the main arena still accessible

Thank Rich9606
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
Yes,El Castillo is the Spanish name for the main pyramid at the Chichen Itza site -- the Mayan name is Kukulcan. This photo will be in the Second edition of Oak Island Unearthed, John O'Brien's precise/scientific theory and... More