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Cantona Archaeological Ruins, Puebla

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • It is a very beautiful area (I went in early October and is covered with yellow flowers, which enhance the landscape). It runs in an approximate time of 3hrs. The place is very careful, boasts a small museum to learn a bit more regarding the life of the inhabitants of Cantona. Moreover, people who work there is very friendly. The only drawback is that we do not find around many choices to eat.
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  • A magical place and out of the ordinary that impressed me more than other sites more famous for the incredible beauty of the architecture (without cement) and their integration in nature. The city was built on an ancient lava flow from which the abundance of Obsidian that enabled the development of the local economy hundreds of years ago (inhabited since 1200 BC). Bring water and shelter to the Sun (we are well above 2000 m) and discover the streets, squares and monuments in the old town (huge and only partly explored). Rubber shoes with plenty of advice (I used my shoe). Amazing even the scent of pine resin and countless flowers. Beautiful view from the temple further, that from the extinct volcano (el Pizarro) and on the lava flow colonized from palms, cactus and agaves. It takes a few hours (depending upon how much you are fast) and concerned: I highly recommend you do it all. Finally the small museum with displays of artifacts and history of the place. Admission 50mxn. The rest is up to you to find out!
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  • I visited in February of 2016 on a Saturday and the ruins were all but deserted. It is so large and so beautiful. Make sure to wear comfortable STURDY shoes or sandals as you will be walking and climb...  read more »