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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  • October 4, 2017
    In my opinion it was so beautiful Make sure you find a guide in Merida before you go because at the entrance of the place they don't have any information brochure or voucher to help you If you go for ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    One gets the impression that - once upon a time - the ruins were better cared for than they are currently. From what our (Uber) guide told us, they have expanded the site through further excavation ov...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    It is worth visiting it, there is no doubt, this close to Merida as well as a guide for a group, since there are no explanations. Consider the time of visit, bring umbrella, shoe comfortable, sunscreen and insect repellent of mosquitoes. There is a not deep cenote where you can get, is in weather so this warm water.
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  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    Amazing ruins. To see. And. Not lots of crowds. The guides are very knowledgeable and the history is incredible
  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • April 15, 2017
    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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