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Address: Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 999 944 0033
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.

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This place is unbelievable. No verbal description would be adequate to project the size of the buildings and acreage of what must have been a very large city.

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Vassar, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is unbelievable. No verbal description would be adequate to project the size of the buildings and acreage of what must have been a very large city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have visited Chitchen Itza don't miss Uxmal. This is a little bit smaller archaeological site, but less people are coming there. Uxmal lies nearly 80 km in the south of Merida. This old Mayan city experienced its golden age in the Late Classic in the 9th and early 10th century a.Chr. but has been left completely after one... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the beautiful ruins at Uxmal, but we learned something new and observed different things this time. A tour guide is not required but is absolutely worthwhile. The ruins are signed in English, Spanish and Mayan. Take a small backpack with some water, especially if it is hot and/or sunny. Wear athletic shoes or tie-on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

.... sites we visited in Mexico, at a 4.5. Whilst we felt it was second to Palenque it was a close run thing and definitely surpassed Chichen Itza. It is a pristine site with some magnificent buildings that have been restored well and whilst can't all be climbed are readily accessible. I think a large part of their appeal is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Uxmal is a great site. Before visiting my suggestion is to read about the site to better enjoy your visit. The site is not crowded which makes visiting even more enjoyable. We had a rental car and drove from Tulum with the aid of a GPS without any difficulty. The site is easily accessible from Merida.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I prefer Uxmal to Chichen Itza (but see both if you can). It is one of the great archeological sites of the region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited other Mayan ruins and they were interesting. Uxmal is lovely. Our guide described this site as an "embroidery" and I would agree. The buildings especially the quadrangle have walls that are indeed embroidered sculpture. We arrived around 10:30 and stayed about three hours which was enough time with the temps in the 90's. Before you visit, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the impressive temple to the tranquility of the grounds and the beauty of the ruins I have to say this place is a gem,later we visited the No1 place,Chichen Itza, where the crowds day tripping from Cancun plus the huge mass of junk sellers made it a task rather than a pleasure. Here the very different temple style appealed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we'd done Chichen Itza the previous week and being in Merida decided to take the trip to see Uxmal as we'd heard it was good; slightly different to CI and not as busy. both being correct! go early to get the best photos and avoid the heat of the day as you'll need the energy to climb most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Yucatán and it was so exciting, best way to get here is taking a tour or having car, also is possible to take a bus on TAME (Mérida) $70.00 pesos. Enjoy!

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