Mayapan Mayan Ruins, Merida

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Considered the last big Mayan civilization before the arrival of the Spanish, Mayapan Mayan Ruins remains relatively unvisited. There are over 4,000 structures to view practically on your own within the surrounding 9 km (5.5 mi) stone wall. The site does not have any restrictions, so you can photograph the ancient dwellings to your heart’s desire. Be sure to walk through the ceremonial center where temples, halls, shrines, platforms, and altars can be found, or take the time to climb to the top of the pyramid and view the site from above. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Merida trip simple and quick.
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  • October 2, 2017
    This place is breathtaking. The amount of skill and belief that went into building these is unreal. We had the privilege of climbing the tallest pyramid. SO cool. Coming down was a little scary, but o...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    It is a small area but therefore you can enjoy with children you can climb the pyramids which already cannot be in other places, you can take as much as you want depending on the rhythm to which you go visiting the buildings, there are guides that you can go explaining or You can only walk and go read the information of each structure.
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  • September 16, 2017
    Described as small Chichen Itza, it is a very interesting site that actually offers a late (and reduced) version of the great Maya monuments. Very uncrowded which is pretty nice
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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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