El Tajin, Papantla

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Veracruz
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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  • The weather was so beautiful during the winter, because on summer is soo hot. Our tour was about 1 hr and half or so, the most important building is The Nichos pyramid witch is a ancient calendar. We ...  more »
  • Stunning ruins and great voladores show right outside. I recommend springing for the tour guide inside the park. Super informative and friendly (we did ours in Spanish, but I’m sure the English tours ...  more »
  • Excellent place! They have this very clean and well maintained, it is worth hiring a guide! Ideal for visiting the climate December
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