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Carretara Cunduacan-Comalcalco, a 40 minutos de Villahermosa., Comalcalco, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We had an exhausting 6-hour ride driving from Campeche to Villahermosa but the stop at Comalcalco was definitely worth it. It's easy to find, just follow the signs from Route 187. Comalcalco is the westernmost known Maya site. Besides its uniqueness is that it's the...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Strange, but I actually visited this place four years ago, when I was 16. The circumstances under which I visited were so strange...but this place left such an impression on me. I had never seen ruins that weren't reconstructed before, that were real. The carvings...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We visited and had it almost to ourselves. It is not as magnificent as Palenque, which we visited the next day, but it was almost more impactful as evidence of the widespread coverage of this amazing culture. My favorite aspect was the proliferation of iguanas,...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Different from the other mayan sites, pyramids were built with bricks. Very beautiful and cleanly maintained place. We really enjoyed our tour. Also the museum it's so worth it to visit because they keep the items that they found on the sites (original).

Thank teresag422016
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The amazing buildings made from fired-clays with oyster shells. This is really unique among Mayan monuments. The basic question ,however, is how they have been able to realize these structures. And what was their meaning a who helped them

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Comalcalco is a very unique at least in one sense: is the only prehispanic city build with bricks, furthermore many of them have production seals. Besides this fact the city is an important one, and still a lot to discover. I did like the greenery...More

Thank Horacio R
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The first amazing thing with Comalcalco is that is built of with bricks, like roman sites, it is the only precolumbian site with that material, it is not very big, but worth the drive and visit, we were the only ones in the early morning,...More

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Comalcalco is a unique place insofar as it is the one and only mayor precolumbian site build with bricks rather then with stone or adobe. It alos has a few nice stuko work. The layout of the structures displays the great architectural capability of its...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I came with my family, it's a very beautiful place where we can learn so many things it's an awesome place.

Thank Emilio V
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Subject: Zona arqueologica de Comalcalco Location: Comalcalco, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico, North America Title: Mystery of Comalcalco's brick pyramids ID#: 430442892 Lovely small site without the usual crowds. The pyramids are built of many thousands of flat, rectangular, fired clay bricks, not the...More

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