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Cantona Archaeological Ruins

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Address: Cantona, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: 522222052697
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We only knew about Cantona because of the reviews here. I'm so glad we went. Most Mexican ruins all that's left are the major temples, here you can see the layout of the... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only knew about Cantona because of the reviews here. I'm so glad we went. Most Mexican ruins all that's left are the major temples, here you can see the layout of the streets, what private family properties were like and more. There are more than 25 ball courts, the most in Mexico. There are over a hundred temple complexes.... More 

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oaxaca, oaxaca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The ruins are so very different than other ruins we have visited in Mexico. One truly gets a sense of what life was like. There are never many visitors and in the quietness it is easy to hear the noises of life from long ago. The ruins open at 9AM. We wanted to go early so we stayed at the... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This vast ancient city lasted longer than most so was maintained longer. The whole area still has city streets and walls with many home platforms as well as larger temples. All in a beautiful natural setting with mountain backdrops.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I did a daytrip by public transport from Oaxaca in order to see this place. The place is huge, and because of the vegetation and surroundings, it is very unique. Would definitely recommend going there!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I visited in February of 2016 on a Saturday and the ruins were all but deserted. It is so large and so beautiful. Make sure to wear comfortable STURDY shoes or sandals as you will be walking and climbing on stone and through rocky soil the entire time you are here. The Mexicans are so respectful of their treasures: we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

history really tells a story of mexicos past The well kept and administered ruins were impressive and interesting.

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Mahahual,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It is huge, beautiful, out of the way and a wonder as to why more people don't visit it. It is laid out so that the paths wind you through every-day housing, plazas for Markets, neighborhoods and finally to huge temples that went on and on. I only remember seeing this kind of density in the Mayan Ruin of Becan.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Having lived in Mexico City for a few months now we have had the opportunity to visit MANY pyramids in the area. If you have the time (3 hour drive from CDMX/ 1.5 hours from Puebla) you absolutely must visit Cantona. What Teotihuacan is to height, Cantona is to expanse. It was surprising how much ground Cantona covers. Each pyramid... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place was beautiful but get a guide as there is a lot to see. We where there in March so it was reasonably warm especially in the sun. The actual grounds are quite expansive so be prepared for a good deal or walking. The walking is generally flat with limited amount of stair unless you decide to climb some... More 

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I've always been a huge fan of old archeological ruins: Greek, Roman, Mayan, Incan, English,- you name it. One of the biggest surprises of our trip to Mexico is how rich the country is in world-class ruins. While Teotihuacan (also a must-see) gets the press, there are dozens of other fantastic, under-visited sites. If you are like me in enjoying... More 

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