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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
+52 737 374 3090
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Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.
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Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
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"feathered serpent"
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

If you are within a couple hours of this place and you appreciate things other than cities, pools, and nightlife, DO NOT miss this. My friends who had been to Chichen Itza said this blew it out of the water. The remains are massive, you...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It was 70 peso for general admission. It’s high up in the mountains so depending on where you’re coming from it could be a long ride before you reach here. It was about 45 minutes from Cuernavaca. As you approach from afar you could kind...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A Mexican friend organized the visit for us for this opportunity. This archeology is hugeeee! There are more than several Mayan Pyramids at this site, all of which have flat top and unlike other pyramids around the world. The pyramids used smaller stone to build,...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely not the easiest archaeological site in Mexico to get to, but then again some of the most magnificent sites in Mexico (Yaxchilan, Monte Alban) aren't so easy to get to. The on-site museum is impressive and one of the best for the archaeological sites...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

By not going to see this site would be a mistake!! Even if you are not interested in history of Mexico the way the Myan's built their temples is amazing.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We suggest that you visit the museum first, to get an idea about the historical time of this site, before you tour the ruins. The placards are in Spanish. Because of the earthquake in September 2017, the Observatorio is closed, which is unfortunate, it would've...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We both thought this was the best place to understand the history and culture of Mexico. Very informative and staff were outstanding. Went to Tepoztlan first but had wished we had come here first. If you only have time to do one this is the...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited on Jan 10, 2018, and the museum and the archeological site are open, though some of the areas are closed off due to earthquake damage. The Temple of the Feathered Serpent IS accessible, and the carvings on the side are definitely the highlight...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

A stunning site that is well worth the visit and not to be missed while visiting Cuernavaca or the Caves of Cacahualmilpa located nearby.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

After earthquake of September 19th, Xochicalco was closed due damages in the structure of the museum, however, since December 15, is open. The "pyramids" and other ancient structures are okay. Only the observatory is still closed. Anyway, Xochicalco is a great place to visit.

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Frankiepb98
6 January 2018|
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Response from jetturtle2000 | Reviewed this property |
Hola Frankiepb98, daños a la zonas Arqueológicas fue extensiva. Visita la pagina de INAH si quieres la información más reciente antes de tu visita. Mi impresión cuando yo visite en Octubre 2017 fue que la zona va estar... More
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Carmina63
20 November 2017|
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Response from CAROL R | Reviewed this property |
From what I know, Xochicalco has been closed for structural renovations and will not open until further notice. This information is updated on their official webpage.
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Analupe
22 March 2017|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
From Cuernavaca we went to the Pullman bus station and caught a "directo" bus to Xochicalco. we went during a weekday and we're dropped off at the "crusero" hwy crossing just south of the ruins. we walked no more than a few... More
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