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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  • Mayapan is a magical place, is the city where the Mayans rehearsed the buildings they will later make bigger in Chichén Itzá. Very close to Merida, if you can visit in the equinox it will be a wonderf...  more »
  • We were on a private tour and chose Mayapan ruins over other options because it is less visited and not crowded with tourists. As I reviewed each option this site is not much different. The main diffe...  more »
  • 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 »

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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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