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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  • Heard a lot about this site and finally visited it. I live in Cuernavaca and this site is about 40kms from here. I went by my car and It took me approximately 45 minutes(I went really slow). So many p...  more »
  • Know the mesoamerican history and follow the prehispanic history is fantastic but read about the history so you can fallow this very interesting site.  more »
  • Xochicalco is special among the many Mexican ruins we have visited. Most similar to Monte Alban and Atsompa outside Oaxaca in its hilltop location, overlooking surrounding valleys. It is more remote f...  more »
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  • Famous for the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Big site, lot of things to see. Around 120 km south of Mexico City.
  • Great place with a lot of good history. Plenty of good architecture and a lot of signs to explain the history.
  • 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
  • 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
  • It is a spot not to miss. Brilliant stone carvings and one of the few mesoamericans observatories open to the public.