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El Castillo

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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén...

A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.

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This Mayan pyramid is stunning! Do not miss the opportunity to visit it. Bring lots of sun protection as there is not much shade. Lots of walking, but on flat land, wear comfy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This Mayan pyramid is stunning! Do not miss the opportunity to visit it. Bring lots of sun protection as there is not much shade. Lots of walking, but on flat land, wear comfy shoes!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go to Chichen Itza, you can't miss this. It is the main attraction at the site. Make sure to walk around because the photographs can be done creatively

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Milwaukee, WI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the main pyramid at Chichen Itza. You can't walk up the steps, just around the outside. Interesting, but no signage or real narrative here except for your guide. Hard to see the images at the top. If you have binoculars bring them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several organized tours that visit this tremendously popular site. I opted for Amigo Tours, and recommend them strongly. I went to Tulum with them next day, In fact it was a "supersaver package" deal offered by Amigo - a lesser price if you saw one place one day, the other the next - and was very happy with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pyramid is so incredibly mind blowing. I can't begin to contemplate how the mayans created this HUGE pyramid in the time it was created. It also proves how intelligent and progressed the mayans were, one example is that the pyramid has 91 steps on each side of the Castillo and one on the altar which adds up to 365... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited El Castillo at Chichen Itza and it left me speechless, it is unlike any other place I have been too in a long time, there are no words to describe its majestic beauty. Our personal guide, Juan Carlos who works for Grayline/Monograms was with us for our entire stay, He is very knowledgeable and did a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is probably the highlight of the Chichen Itza area. If you hang around and watch the guided tours you can see the echoes that the pyramid creates and they will explain how the shadows of the serpents travel up and down the pyramid every equinox. Some good photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

It's part of a large city and well worth a day visit start early with a guide to understand the vast history and knowledge of ancient people and wars and revivals to experience first hand an 8th wonder a highlight of torturing Mexico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Out of several structures in the area this is the most famous and the one that is similar to other Maya pyramids. Being in the area it is the central spot on the visit and all paths and roads lead here anyhow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing structure and lots of small details. Shadows casts, echoing etc. We enjoyed it. So can only recommend

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