Palenque ruinas, Palenque

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Observe and inspect impressive ruins and intricate Mayan carvings, surrounded by dense jungle, at Palenque ruinas. At just 2.5 sq km (1 sq mi), the site is fairly small compared to some of the more revered indigenous ruins. That said, archaeologists estimate only about 10% of the city has been excavated, leaving potentially thousands of structures still covered by jungle. Allow yourself plenty of time to admire the site and its rich documented history. Consider hiring a guide to teach you about the site’s interesting history. Add Palenque ruinas and other attractions to your Palenque trip itinerary using our Palenque day trip planning tool .
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  • Great ruins and definitely worth the visit!! Very different from other Mayan ruins we had visited before like Tikal, Copan and Tulum. Getting here was super easy in a set prices colectivo for 20MX eac...  more »
  • Much of the site is extremely well preserved. You can still explore the entire Palace (aside from going up in the tower) and still climb all 5 temples of the Cross Group. Stellar art, beautiful settin...  more »
  • I loved, it is an encounter with nature, you have to have condition up to the ruins. I recommend you go alone without guides. The walk is best enjoyed.
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Most travelers visit Palenque to explore the adjacent Mayan ruins, so most accommodations sit close to the archaeological site. If you choose to stay there, you'll be surrounded by jungle, so bring appropriate clothing and insect repellent, and prepare to pay a bit more for food and drink at the restaurant attached to your digs. If the conveniences of modern society appeal more to you, opt for the city center, or look for rooms in the adjoining neighborhoods of Santa Cruz or La Canada.
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