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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  • August 16, 2017
    Very interesting place to visit! You can drive - Beware not to miss the exit before the Alpuyeca toll. It is on the right and poorly marked. Entrance is about $7 (140 pesos for adults) Children up to ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The whole site is in an immaculate condition. There is enough to see and explore, to easily spend half or even full day. We stayed there until it was shut down in the evening and enjoyed the wonderful...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Xochicalco is a very well preserved place telling about the pre-hispanic history of Mexico. All the sights have a barcode which can be scanned with you smartphone and a voice will describe about that ...  more »
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  • November 30, 2016
    Famous for the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Big site, lot of things to see. Around 120 km south of Mexico City.
  • March 13, 2017
    Great place with a lot of good history. Plenty of good architecture and a lot of signs to explain the history.
  • December 29, 2016
    try to come before 1 p.m , so you can see the magic of "observatorio" :D, was a great experience, beautiful piramide, and not too crowded
  • October 4, 2016
    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
  • December 30, 2016
    It is a spot not to miss. Brilliant stone carvings and one of the few mesoamericans observatories open to the public.

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