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Uxmal and Kabah Early Access Tour from Merida
"After hotel pickup in Merida start your drive to Uxmal. Once there and accompanied by a professional guide you'll get to visit the Maya-style temples where the Maya civilization left its mark in the area. Enjoy the tranquility of this early-morning access tour without the huge crowds. Visit the Temple of the Magician which according to the mythology of this place was built by a dwarf king. Then see the Nunnery which highlights the Puuc style this style is characterized by smooth walls and decorated frieze. Finally
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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya
"This is a one day tour to the very heart of the peninsula to its capital - Merida. During the tour you will visit an archaeological complex Uxmal where you can climb the pyramid of the magician which has atypical Mayan architecture with round shaped. Visit a female monastery the temple of the turtle and the tween pyramids. After visiting Uxmal you will continue with a tour to Merida the capital of the Yucatan peninsula. Merida was constructed by Spanish conquistadors when they came to Mexico. You will take a walk along the main street visit the main square and church. The following part of your colonial adventure is a visit to a cacao plantation
From $390.00
 
Uxmal Light and Sound Show from Merida
"Your tour begins with pickup from major Merida hotels by small-group van seating just 16 people.Enjoy lunch and relax on the scenic drive to the ancient Maya site of Uxmal the most splendid of the Puuc sites boasting some of the finest examples of Maya architecture you'll ever see.Enjoy a two-hour guided tour of Uxmal highlighting the site’s structures geometrical figures and masks of the Mayan’s most significant deity Chaac.Visit the Nunnery Quadrangle
From $80.00

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The observatory

I couldn't get an answer to a couple of buildings clearly... out of the context. One of them explained as... "maybe an observatory", another one a ruin of a spanish church. Still waiting to be...
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Magicians Pyramid

This is the biggest and most impressive of the monuments in this ruins, and climbing to the the top is... imperative. We do it with small steps and, once there, we turn around and the world collapses!...
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Museum

I was so impressed by Uxmal (the site, the ruins, the preserved nature around them...) that I only had a quick look at the objects displayed in the visitor center. My fault, justifying the warning -...
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Playground

Well preserved, this playground allows us to understand easily how the game was played. However, with so small and so high rings the score should be very far from the actual basketball values, and, if...
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South Temple

The majority of tourists usually finish their walk along the Archaeological Zone here. But if you aren’t tired take a walk further, cross rather wide-looking area and climb up the hill. I found out...
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House of the Doves

You will also see a building called the Dovecote from the top of the Great Pyramid.It has roof combs, which are unusual for Mayan temples. I don’t know why its name connected with doves but when I...
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Great Pyramid

After having explored the Governor's Palace you should go to the lower-level plaza behind it. You will see the Great Pyramid. This Pyramid is the only one where tourists are allowed to climb up. It's...
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Jaguar Throne

You will see the Jaguar Throne in the open plaza in front of the Governor's Palace. It is carved like a two-headed jaguar. It is considered that the Mayas associated them with their chiefs and kings....
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Governor's Palace unique decoration

You will be able to see the three-level edifice with almost 100m long mosaic facade. About 100 stone masks of Chac seem to slither across the facade like a serpent. They end at the corners, where...
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Governor's Palace

The Governor's Palace is the most impressive building in Uxmal.It is almost 100m long low building atop a huge platform built in the 9th and 10th centuries.It has the longest façades in Pre-Columbian...
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Turtle House

The most modest building in Uxmal is the Turtle House though much smaller and less elaborate than other structures.It is a simple rectangular building on the terrace south of the Ball Court. You will...
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Ball Court

Almost all Aztec’s and Maya’s cities had courts which are considered to be used for playing in ball. I don’t quite understand what was like the Mesoamerican ballgame though our guide explained several...
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Nunnery Quadrangle unique decoration

The buildings of the Nunnery Quadrangle were constructed at different times. The western building has the most richly decorated façade.You will see featuring intertwined stone snakes and numerous...
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Nunnery Quadrangle

I think nobody knows what was the name of this building in Mayan times.It was a government palace - a nickname which was given to it by the Spanish when they saw it first.But later the Spanish...
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"Mayan ruins at Uxmal"
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"Uxmal"
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"The Amazing Mayan Ruins at Uxmal"
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"Uxmal, an ancient Mayan city"
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"Mayan Wonderland!"
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