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Zona Arqueologica Uxmal

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Address: Lazaro Cardenas | Muna, Santa Elena, Merida 97844, Mexico
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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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US$118.00*
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Private Tour: Uxmal and Sotuta de Peon from Merida
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US$53.16*
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Private Tour to Uxmal with Access to Hacienda Uxmal and Lodge
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US$79.98*
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Uxmal Light and Sound Show from Merida

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The Jewel of the Puuc Style!

This is undoubtedly the jewel of the so-called Puuc style and must not be missed. I was back after 10 years but this time the January (2017) heat was very intense and unpleasant... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is undoubtedly the jewel of the so-called Puuc style and must not be missed. I was back after 10 years but this time the January (2017) heat was very intense and unpleasant. Be sure to arrive as soon as the site opens at 8:00. You can catch a SUR bus from Merida's Tame bus station (next to the main... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our third Mayan ruin experience for Mexico awaited us in Uxmal, which is much smaller, but older, than Chichen Itza. There were hardly any people there, always a bonus, but what made it really lovely was the serene vibe of the place – peaceful, even spiritual. Our guid said that when Mayan elders visited there, they talked about the ‘good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best preserved Mayan Ruins in the Yucatán. You have to plan the whole day to go up in all the buildings. The dwarf castle is very different to other castles in the Mayan world. Stay for the "Luz y Sonido" at night which has been around for decades is worth staying for at the Monjas... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Uxmal is an exceptional example of Mayan ruins. It is a quick bus ride or collectivo to get to Uxmal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Skip Chichen Itsa. Skip the crowds and vendors and come to Uxmal. Low stress, wonderful ruins and if you stay at a local hotel the light show is even better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

of all the sites I've been to, this one is my favorite! For those with cameras this site will not disappoint. At every turn there is something so breathtaking, that you want to keep it forever. It's a long hike. Go very early in the morning and if you have never hiked a site before, get a guide. Ask lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Words can't do it justice. Nice place to see the ruins away from the crowds of the Chichen Itza. Super architecture and history. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Explored Uxmal on our own by following the longer of the routes. Estimated time was 2-3 hours, which was accurate and allowed enough time to explore. Was pleasantly surprised that they still allow you to climb one of the castles. Grounds are well maintained, and the ruins are amazing. Not as large or grand as Chichen Itza, but still highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Much cooler in person. Fun to climb. Gift shops were reasonable and had a good selection of gift items. Restaurant was decently priced w good food. Got there at 4, didn't know they closed site from 5-7... they charged us half. We were happy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best ruins site you will find in Yucatan, huge place nicely spread with great stories if you hire a guide. It can get really hot so maybe early afternoon visit so you can catch night show. Too bad they don't have some nice restaurant on the grounds to get decent meal after all that walking you will be... More 

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