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Uxmal (Mexico)

Practical information about Uxmal

  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Archaeological Site
  • Unesco World Heritage
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour and 30 minutes from Merida by bus
When to go
November through May
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Uxmal

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A Mayan city from the classic epoch on the Yucatan peninsula, south of Mérida.

My suggestion:
You should visit the site in the morning and then go to one of the numerous cenotes in the area to cool off during the afternoon as it's really hot in the area!
Uxmal is truly impressive and very well preserved. The placement of the buildings is dictated by astronomy and if you use a local guide during your tour you'll have the added benefit of finding out about what all the symbols on the different buildings mean. This city is considered to represent the apogee of Mayan art.
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