Zona Arqueologica Uxmal, Merida

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  • October 4, 2017
    Really impressive Maya site. Very beautiful temples, especially the pyramid of the magician made a big impression on me. The site is beautifully maintained and gives a very nice image how the Maya lived. Luckily it was a little less crowded than in other sites, what made the visit even more pleasant.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Uxmal was probably our favorite stop on our trip to the Yucatan. The grounds are huge and well kept. The ruins are in incredible shape and showcase several different eras of the Mayans. We hired a gui...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Beautiful archaeological site. The pyramid and the rest of the archaeological zone are preserved very well. Personally I have a fondness for this place. Beautiful tropical vegetation and population of iguanas that run between the Mayan ruins. It is advisable to stay in Merida and rent a car to visit the various archaeological sites. The streets are almost deserted, but safe.
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  • June 15, 2017
    I liked it better than Chichen Itza, actually. Nice and spread out. They allow you to explore freely. Only the main pyramids are off limits and we cannot climb on them.
  • June 21, 2017
    Great arqueological site! If you want to experience the mayan culture and observe the buildings without being hassled by vendors trying to sell you a cheap overpriced souvenir come to Uxmal. Just as big as Chichen Itza but without the large crowds and pushy souvenir vendors. Plus you can climb some of the large pyramids and buildings. Really great site and very close to Merida.
  • May 24, 2017
    Love learning about the Mayans. This was a great excursion. Uxmal is one of my favorite ruins to visit
  • May 30, 2017
    Gorgeous! It is just different to any other archeological place. In the middle of nowhere and very peaceful I truly recommend this place.
  • March 4, 2017
    I have no other experiences to relate to, but this trip was great! I booked with Carnival Cruise Lines and it was a hot, stinky bus after, but I still loved it. Standing on top of the steps and looking out into the forest was a sight I'll never forget. Such a humbling experience. So much history...

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