Dzibilchaltún, Merida

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Merida
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. To visit Dzibilchaltún and get the most from your holiday in Merida, create itinerary details personal to you using our Merida online itinerary planner .
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  • My visit to this archaeological site was good the only thing is that to get by public transport is a bit difficult since you have to take a van that is chabelkal coming to this small town take a motorcycle taxi and that drops you off at the entrance of the ruins already adentro very nice although e s a very small area can visit it all in a couple of hours what is worthwhile is that it has a cenote where you can put and refresh yourself, is important to bring insect repellent and sunscreen already than the Sun and mosquitoes is very hard , recommended is also very close to stuck you get in public transportation 30 min from downtown Merida recommended visit him
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  • Dzibilchaltun is located in the North of Mérida, and has a long road that runs between the temples and a later-built church at one end and the temple, which displays the Solstice, at the other end. The plant is touristy little developed, resulting in that one can move with more peace of mind. Its small museum is interesting.
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  • The museum was amazing. The Cenote was great. People were swimming there and next time I will bring a bathing suit. The history and stone monuments are really worth the time to explore. I will go back...  more »
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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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Yucatan's capital and cultural hub offers a range of accommodations concentrated almost entirely around its historical center, offering convenient access to the architectural marvels and museums that make the city a popular destination. Look in the streets surrounding Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan for some basic but perfectly located budget-friendly options. If the center feels too full of tourists, head north to the less frenetic neighborhood of Montes de Ame, where you can find some laidback private rentals.
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