Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Cuernavaca

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 440 reviews on the web
Admire the ingenuity and artistry on display at Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, a complex of pre-Columbian structures and buildings. In its heyday, circa 700-900 CE, the old city had a population of around 20,000; most of the buildings on site date from this period. Among the many structures of interest across the large site, the most archaeologically significant is a temple built to honor the Feathered Serpent. Stylized carvings of the deity cover the temple, creating a detailed work of art. Put Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cuernavaca trip builder.
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  • I thought that I find with a small archaeological site, but is big and beautiful, well maintained and with an incomparable view. Not se how never had gone being so close to the CDMZ
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  • It is a great place to visit. Still a favorite of Mexicans sport you can practice on it: climbing pyramids. It is highly recommended to see the Observatory, mainly between late April and August, the Temple of the Plumed serpents, Temazcal, the southern ball game... It is a pity that access by public transport is not so good, that the Museum is almost one kilometer from the archaeological site and that there are no services Bookstore, informative material on site, food and drink except for one tiny shop.
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  • Wide area arquologica of extremely interesting Morelos has a Museum at the entrance of the area arquologica which should visit since this offers an exhibition permanante of objects found in this site and some archeological sites within the State archaeological. The visit is a matter seri because the place is very wide is necessary to walk a lot go up and down ladder and walk on paved roads the Sun is searing and gets very hot almost throughout the year is all one adventure archaeological that worth a visit with some good physical condition shoes comfortable preference type Explorer boots shorts cool clothes but I recommend long sleeve a good hat and carry a good supply of water and some light snack is possible also visit the area partially or if drawing the walk and the Sun is not yours with visit the Museum which features a scale model very detailed site can give you a very good idea of the tour. The arquologica zone is located about an hour and a half of the city of Cuernavaca, there are tours that depart from almost all the major hotels in the center of the city greetings and enjoy your visit to Xochicalco
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  • If you are visiting Morelos, México, this is a must to go place to visit! It has incredible views and amazing green areas (this last one depends of the temporary). Also it has a Museum that will explain you of the community that once lived there. I strongly recommend to read about these pyramids and there culture before visiting them, because it can be to much of information to learn in one day!
  • Muy cuidado todo y limpio recomendado
  • This was a great little excursion out of Cuernavaca. The site was easy to access using an Uber taxi out of central Cuernavaca (about $40 US and 65 pesos per adult entrance). We got lucky and managed to visit during the summer solstice when you're able to enter the observatory and the sunlight shines down a shaft (late June). The area around the pyramids was very well taken care of and clean. There was a shop selling drinks and snacks, together with clean bathrooms. Very few visitors on the day we were there. Only Spanish guides. This is not Chichen Itza or Teotihuacan, but a very well cared for, historically significant, place to visit.
  • This place is very well conserved, there are many things to see and learn, it's big and usually not crowded in the morning. I prefer it over Teotihuacan.
  • Another great site to visit and learn about the cultures that existed before the Spanish came to Mexico.
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