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An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery.
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Carretera Federal No. 261, Uxmal 97899, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Some very beautiful and interesting Mayan ruins. Entertaining sound and light show in the evenings every night. We stayed four nights by Uxmal and visited many of the surrounding ruins and villages. Very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moabdds
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Uxmal is an excellent site to visit since there are not thousands of tourists roaming around like in other places, which tends to distract from the jungle ambience. It definitely takes a bit more time and effort to visit, but well worth it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

I visited Uxmal while I was staying in Merida and it was a truly amazing experience. Having visited Chichen Itza a few weeks earlier it was good to compare the experiences. Chichen is more famous to British tourists, but although it is well worth a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank eloise534
Reviewed August 22, 2019

Of the three Mayan ruins that I have visited, Uxmal was the most stunning. Everything was great – visual impressions, lots of details that can be observed. The main pyramid is probably not so impressive as the one in Chichen Itza, but the possibility to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank acorna
Reviewed August 20, 2019

We loved this site. It is a less visited place than Chichen-itza and it's really much better. You can walk around the site very easily and the scenery is great. There's discount for children and Mexicans showing ID.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Fiorelina
Reviewed August 13, 2019

As echoed in the other reviews, this was a fantastic day out. We drove to Uxmal from Mérida then visited the flamingos in Celestún late afternoon. The Maya ruins were excellent, and whilst not cheap certainly worth the money as there is much restoration work...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JLGJandR
Reviewed August 8, 2019

One of my favorite places in México! I enjoyed Chichén Itzá, but I enjoyed this much more. There were more buildings to see, more stories, and drastically fewer tourists and vendors. Our tour guide Jorge Mex Solis, was a perfect guide; the best I have...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Not crowded very walkable site. Expensive for Mexican standards. Very clean and safe. One of the better Maya sites on our trip so far.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 76guntherc
Reviewed July 12, 2019

If you come later in the day maybe the crowds would be bad, though since Uxmal is only really in reach of Merida (and not of Cancun), I would imagine still much less bad than Chichen Itza. Either way, if you can stay close by...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark C
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Would recommend you see this whilst you are at Uxmal, impressive how much is still remaining and you can get a sense of what life must have been like for them back then.

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 12, 2019|
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Response from 522arunb | Reviewed this property |
Walking around should not be a problem if you do not have mobility issues. A bad ankle will definitely prevent your friend from moving around.
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Gord B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I've driven with friends from Merida to Uxmal. It's quite an enjoyable ride with all the little villages etc along the way. As usual being in any foreign country you need to be aware of your surroundings. I suggest... More
September 14, 2017|
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Response from NancyLWong | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea about bus. We travelled from Merida by car - about an hour/hour and a half. What about asking your tour operator? As others have said - well worth a visit! Wonderful site, not too many other tourists. Carry... More