El Tajin
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These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.
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Aaron G
Los Angeles, CA345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
El Tajin is one of Mexico's more unique ruins, as it's pretty remote and not one of the heavy hitters like Teotihuacan or Chichen Itza. So if you can, definitely go, and hire a guide as we did. The amount of detail these people put into designing their city is astounding, and sometimes easy to miss.

Unfortunately, the big viewpoint of the entire complex is currently closed, so you don't get your big panorama view. So we'll have to go back whenever that's open... which, according to our guide, is up in the air. Also, the roads getting there are some of the roughest we encountered in Mexico. But I guess I can't sign up for an adventure and then complain when I get an adventure.
Written 3 March 2023
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Alex P
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Archaeological zone is closed. Seems like the nobody is working here for now. The only thing is one paper that said “closed”. Don't waste your time coming for now.
Written 14 November 2021
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GUADALUPE DEL C... E
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Amazing history 🙂 such a lovely day with my husband, he is Brits and I kept him really interested on our culture 💗💗💗

We want the local people have more artesanal things by hand.
Written 12 November 2021
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Fernando D
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Located very near from Poza Rica, el Tajin is an extensive and interesting zone with many pyramids and well organized. It's a really short visit and you can eat in the place and see the Papantla flyers performance at the entrance, just be aware of the hours. We didn't hire a tour but we saw some tourists guides in the zone, maybe it's a good idea to hire them specially if not expensive
Written 22 March 2020
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lluxd87
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our first pyramid in Mexico, cannot wait to see more. El Tajin has lots of stories to share, even if most of the site and old city is destroyed. Just to imagine how they built such a magical place back then makes me speechless. Our guide Jorge was very knowledgeable and friendly, so was our group transport, comfortable. Looking forward to the pyramid of the sun.
Written 4 January 2020
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Sherpa668188
Austin, TX40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Yes, the buildings left by the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of El Tajin are impressive and fun to walk through and marvel at.

But the way this archeological site is managed is horrible - the worst I've been to in Mexico.
- There are almost no signs anywhere, in English or Spanish.
- But they will offer to sell you a tour for 350 pesos (Spanish only, I believe)
- You can't go within a meter or so of the structures.
- The museum is closed indefinitely.

So, the experience is basically wandering around looking at old structures, with no information of any sort available unless you pay for a tour that costs four times the cost of admissions.
Written 11 November 2019
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Rebecca S
Akron, OH63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Most unique pyramids. So glad we went out of our way to see these. Felt like we had the place to ourselves to explore.
Written 4 November 2019
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lynnewithagrin
SeaTac, WA123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
More Ruins more to learn a new smarter tribe with amazing archeological talents. The city is beautiful but sadly did not survive due to over population and the high priest was not able to provide for the large community.
Written 7 October 2019
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Luis H
Mexico City, Mexico144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
El Tajin is a must for everyone interested in prehispanic civilizations. Fortunately, since a long time ago it is not allowed to climb the buildings. You can easily spend 3 to 4 hours visiting the site, including the museum (with very little to see and poorly cared, by the way) and, if you are lucky, will be able to watch the flying indians ("voladores") show, which is a wonderful local traditional ceremony. A great shortcoming of El Tajin, however, is the fact that the site administrators allow vendors to place themselves inside, as is also happening in other archaeological sites in Mexico
Written 20 September 2019
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Greg & Felicity
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I would like to give El Tajin top marks but compared to some of the other Mesoamerican sites my wife and I visited, I just can't.
The reason for this is that El Tajin is kept safely behind barriers so instead of exploring and feeling connected with the history, it's more like looking around a beautifully kept gallery or museum.

El Tajin is very reasonably priced (small entrance fee, an additional fee for the use of video cameras and lastly a donation if you wish to watch the Totonac dancers perform the Dance of the Voladores aka flying men. We recommend you do!)
Written 24 April 2019
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