El Tajin, Papantla

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Explore the ruins of a formidable city at El Tajin, an archaeological complex and World Heritage Site. The well-preserved city was one of the biggest and most culturally important during the Classic era of Mesoamerica. The height of its powers, between 600 and 1200 CE, saw the construction of the majority of the temples, palaces, and pyramids. Admire the artistry of the carvings on the main temple, showcasing decorative techniques unseen in other contemporary cultures in the region. To visit El Tajin on your holiday in Papantla, and find out what else Papantla has to offer, use our Papantla trip itinerary builder app .
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  • What been said is already in the city of El Tajin? For those who visit the pre-Hispanic City Papantla is must-see and information she and totonaca area information largely here in the comments or on the internet. I prefer to give them a couple of recommendations for your visit: 1. prefer to visit the city during the cold or very early in the morning since, even in seasons with little sun, the heat is stifling and is more exacerbated by the humidity of the site. Wear footwear comfortable and sporty as well as clothing that does not bother them dirty because the roads are dirt and large bogs are formed in rainy season. 2. the tour lasts between hour and half to three hours and much will depend on speed of passage and time that afternoon to read information cards or sockets that you make of the pyramids (carries the camera or cell phone with good memory and well loaded because there is much mate) Rial to photograph) 3. At the entrance of the site there are free baths, take advantage of them because there is no one else in the rest of the area. If you think take memories of your visit to Papantla leverages once with the locals and will have it available on the site (prefer those who are within the archaeological zone), are much cheaper than in the Centre and apoyarás communities born (cheer especially to buy coffee and pods of vanilla, are of good quality and good price) 4. Instead you can hire the services of a guide approved by the INAH, but it seems to me that the cost is a bit high. Choose from start the tour by the Museum and the archaeological site, I recommend that you read a bit about the history of El Tajín before your trip and enter full site, visiting is tired and perhaps at the end because you don't have enough spirits to enter the Museum or complete visit the area. 5. to exit from the archeological find many local food so you can take advantage of your visit to relax and eat at once 6. Enjoy your stay and breathe the air of the place
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  • Place full of magic, the best cultures and archaeological sites of the ancient Mexico, totonaca settlement with pyramids in excellent condition, in March takes place the festival of "Cumbre Tajín" identity. Must-see, not regret, every time I visit it I fall more.
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  • Spectacular place in North of Veracruz, totonaca culture Museum of small pieces suitable and well explained spectacular pyramids with balls and well-preserved structures games. With the new road is only 3:30 hours from the city must know
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  • An amazing place to visit and discover!! Hire a guide once there. All were very knowledgeable and brought the place to life!! Love to return in the not too distant future.
  • Beautiful if you want to buy something do it out side it is cheaper. At noon you can see boladores de papantla and it is amazing
  • One of the most incredible prehispanic city's of Mexico
  • unique and fascinating. don't miss the volodores.
  • A good place to see piramid with your family, despite of the ugly road

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