Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Cuernavaca

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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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  • Очень мало туристов! Настоящий древний город, прекрасно сохранившийся! Сумашедше красивые виды, покой и умиротворение! Единственная пирамида с сохранившимися барельефами. Потрясающая энергетика! Прост...  more »
  • Esta zona arqueológica es muy interesante. Las pirámides están excelentemente restauradas con unos petroglifos de calidad excepcional. Es muy recomendable el juego de pelota. 
  • This place is definitely worth while. It is huge, fantastic and impressive. Very beautiful. Additionally it is only about 1 hour away from Cuernavaca. 
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  • Very cool ruins, undisturbed and nearly empty of other visitors. Great place to wander around in, though getting a guide is recommended as there is much to learn. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside
  • 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.
  • UNESCO Heritage. No admissio fee are charged on Sunday if you show your identity proof.