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Dzibilchaltún, Merida

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • He had already gone some years ago and I had parecidoejor. Now there was much grass in the corridors. The Museum is interesting. Clean bathrooms. It has a cenote that you can enter.
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  • Book this excursion with carnival cruise. The price is reasonable. Jorge and Alejandro the best tour guides in Merida. From the cruise port, drive is about 25-30min in a very comfortable bus with cold...  more »
  • We rented a car to go to progress and on the way we decided to stop at Dzibilchaltun. The archaeological zone is not so great such as Uxmal and Chichén, but not as small as the Acanceh. The most important building of the area is the Temple of the seven dolls. It is at the end of a walkway (such as the pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan) and worth visiting it as it is which is in better condition. Unfortunately the explanatory cards are very battered by time and by thoughtless visitors. That is something that INAH should be resolved immediately, besides giving a downturn to the site, affects people who like to read information coming there. What's not worth is to go to the place to see the cenote. It is small, is open and full of lilies. There are better options near Merida. Recommendation: If two or more and are going to this archaeological site to visit then progress, cheaper rent a car which take a tour.
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  • Venus was very knowledgeable and has an excellent sense of humor that made the day very enjoyable. I highly recommended this tour when I returned to the Carnival ship's tour desk.
  • Museum closed on Monday, which they do no tell you until you enter. Bathroom attendant expects tip for handing you a paper towel after you paid a lot to enter. Guides expect a tip after a very pricy tour. Not many markers explaining ruins. The ruins are amazing tho. No signs to warn you or designate the cenote is 120 feet deep on one side with underground river. One elderly man warned us. He may have been a guide.
  • Amazing ruins. To see. And. Not lots of crowds. The guides are very knowledgeable and the history is incredible
  • It was amazing only 12 minutes from port we had time to take pictures and climb the ruins. Please please take a small Bookbag or drawstring bag and make sure each person has two bottles of water.
  • This place is very cool. If you are in Progreso Mexico you need to get there for sure. Hopefully you are able to get Wilbert Vasquez Casanova to give you the tour. Very smart guy.

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