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Dzibilchaltún, Merida
(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Another interesting ruins of majjanskogo settlements with enchanting senotom. An interesting guided tour.
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  • It is very close to Mérida. Heading to Dzibilchaltún can have breakfast in the Hacienda Xacantun. They charge you the parking lot (20 pesos), INAH (65 pesos) fee and fee AAFY, Yucatán (42 national pesos, 72 pesos to foreigners). Two fees and parking is on ALL archaeological areas, only that different prices. Don't forget your student or INAPAM credential IFE because you can get discounts on tickets. Worth 7 dolls Temple and out the other side the Cenote is beautiful. The site Museum is worth much. The Museum closes at 4, so take advantage of it.
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  • The area is 15 minutes from the Merida cd, there is much to see ruins, stories and a Cenote where you can cool your feet and fish slightly, bitten by a Museum of history
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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