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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  • In our visit to Xochicalco, we welcome much place and attention. Everything very clean and tidy. The Museum very bien.muchas things to admire. The clean bathrooms. Recommend to visit him. In fact, we have recommended it.
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  • It is an archaeological area declared a world heritage site, boasts Museum and guides, is in very good condition, must visit it if you go to Morelos.
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  • I went there by using public transprot from Tepoztlan (Morelos). Definitely very interesting place. What impressed me the most is the double courtyard of the structure on the main plaza, and also the ...  more »
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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.