El Tajin, Papantla

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#2 of 9 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 beauty of the place is amazing, fantasy envelops you, well they have worked to keep it, takes you back in time.
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  • It was a nice surprise. Access could be better roads, but the archaeological site of El Tajin is quite interesting, spacious and well maintained. The ruins are in good part in great condition. The Museum could be better and the variety of souvenir as well. Literature, brochures and maps almost non-existent. But the place is beautiful, not to be missed. Worth the visit for great photos.
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  • A beautiful place, the show of the voladores of papantla is hourly charge 25 pesos per adult. Advisable to carry cash because they sell many things and very cheap all and must be protected from the Sun.
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