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Dzibilchaltún, Merida

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Witness the mysterious structures and culture of a long-disappeared civilization at Dzibilchaltún. Continuously inhabited for thousands of years, this grand settlement is now open to explore, and you can even climb the structure for great views over the site. Check out the museum here, and study artifacts uncovered from the site, from tiny sculptures to metal bells. After exploring the site, consider cooling off in the cenote, where the resident fish will give you a pedicure. Plan to visit Dzibilchaltún and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Merida attractions using our Merida vacation route planner.
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  • I've been to a few runs around the Yucatan and I was surprised that this wasn't too busy being so close to Merida. We went at kind of the end of the day and were tired and hot. We beelined it for the ...  more »
  • The place has more of what one imagines. One of the older, multiple sites were over the centuries. The ruins are spectacular and the Sacbé is beautiful. It also has a beautiful cenote and a delicious restaurant
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  • Mystical place and commemorative, infinite energy which can be viewed on the stones and in the temple. Little frequented, you can visit in a short time to enjoy fresh water cenote. How to soak in water of malachite.
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  • Great maya ruins. There´s a really large (not tall) pyramid and a beautiful pond that they call a "cenonte". Don´t forget to bring bathing clothes to take a chance to swim in that amazingly clean water!
  • If you want to learn some Mexican and Mayan history... you should come here. You can honestly do the whole place in an hour or less, so don't expect an all day adventure. Be prepared to walk alot and wear comfortable shoes especially if you want to climb the temples!
  • I have always wanted to visit a Mayan pyramid and climb it. This was great and I learned a lot from our guide. Food is not so great.
  • The Mayan pyramids are a beautiful site to behold. Pictures do not do the scale justice and building structures this massive would be quite a task with modern equipment...
  • The museum is small but somehow interesting. The cenote water is not very inviting and the ruins are so-so. Quite pricy for what it is... Not worth the ride