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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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Was very nice experience

Now I know why is the number 1 place to visit in Merida, please go to the Lodge at Uxmal and have a drink is unforgettable place, calm and reallly really nice!

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SAN DIEGO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Now I know why is the number 1 place to visit in Merida, please go to the Lodge at Uxmal and have a drink is unforgettable place, calm and reallly really nice!

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing site to see. even if you don´t get access to all the pyramides.. Bring lots of water, sunblocker and good shoes. Well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spectacular and extensive ruins surrounded by vegetation, wonderful views. Very good carvings. Do climb the pyramid to get a good view of the whole site. Allow several hours. Take sun hat and sunscreen. Go early in the day to avoid the heat and more crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove down from Merida - about an hour, and basicaly spent the day here. Do suggest going early as the heat was Hot! Duh! but wear a hat. We ate lunch at the restautrant there, it was good Yucatan food. And then went exploring. The structures are pretty amazing and Uxmal pyramid is distinctively differrent from others making this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Way more quiet than Chichen Itza and, in my opinion, way more impressive!! Especially after climbing the larger buildings and being able to see the scale of this city and how large used to be!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All the Mayan ruins are impressive and fascinating. Best recommendation is get a human guide to lead you; don't just use a guidebook. These guides are wonderful. But Uxmal is not Chichen Itza, it's not Palenque, it's not Tikal. It's a lesser sight in the pantheon of Mayan ruins. It does have some beautiful preserved reliefs on the buildings. Look... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really pleased we went, despite being a bit ruined out. Best by far so far. Few crowds, no sellers amazing views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not one of the big name sites but having been to many sites including Tikal, Uxmal has some wonderful stone carvings and history that can stand up to the others as far as being wowed. Being about 45 minutes from Merida along the Puuc route we enjoyed our day. $30 mxn for parking and about $230 mxn entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my one choice for a Maya site, using a tour from Merida, and I'm so pleased I chose it. Despite advice in guidebook about crowds, there was jjust a few groups and individuals in what is a vast site. The great pyramid (Temple) is awe-inspiring, and the quadrangle of the Nuns truly breathtaking. There are many other ruins... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A mighty pyramid greets you. Enough carvings and friezes to fill your memory card. Including plenty of macaws and snakes.

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