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El Castillo

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 985 851 0137
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.
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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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"amazing structure"
in 7 reviews
"spring and autumn"
in 5 reviews
"clap your hands"
in 5 reviews
"arrive early"
in 7 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 10 reviews
"kukulcan pyramid"
in 5 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 4 reviews
"ball court"
in 10 reviews
"tour guide"
in 14 reviews
"chichen itza site"
in 5 reviews
"gets hot"
in 3 reviews
"mayan calendar"
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"beat the crowds"
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"great place to visit"
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"mayan ruins"
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"avoid the crowds"
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"seven wonders"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite an amazing site, the center of attraction for Chichen Itza which allows you never to get lost, as other structures are spread out.

Thank sycha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Named by the Spaniards, built by the Mayas this pyramid is an absolute must see when visiting the yucatan. Forget thehoards of vendors and tourists that you'll have to fight on your way to the rnd plaza. Its worth it, just hire a tour guide,...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Castillo is in the middle of a large field, in the middle of no where. Such a cool thing to see. Make sure you go with a local guide to see all the special effects of the tower, from visual stories to the sounds...More

Thank waterlover19
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

El Castillo is an impressive construction of the Maya period. I wish we could climb and enter it. Beautiful!

Thank Ely T O
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a must see- but sadly not my favorite. As you may expect the place is always crowded. You can find a lot of good buys here- BUY CRAFTS ONLY HERE, way cheaper than anywehere else, and you help directly the people that made...More

Thank Mariana B
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

However, was a little shocked to see part of the structure had been rebuilt, even using the original material, it seemed an odd thing to do! I would have though best left untouched...

Thank gro05
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Kukulcan Temple in the Chichen Itza archaeological complex is located in an open grassy area that once was a stone covered plaza. The structure has the expected pyramidal shape of a Mayan temple, but this one has 4 sets of stairs that lead up...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

a must see, just hearing the echoing from clapping but not yelling is eerie. Bigger than I imagined. Take water with you and use the map so much to see.

Thank kittenspaws65
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We booked a tour from the port of Progresso. Really did not know what to expect other than "Mayan Ruins" from college history classes. The tour guide (Gabriel), a descendent of the Mayans who also spoke the language, was awesome. We received a detailed history...More

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

big monument, very impressive. very crowdy but its speechless! i higly recommend to stop a moment and watch this monument in place for years and years

Thank audreyp255
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
Yes,El Castillo is the Spanish name for the main pyramid at the Chichen Itza site -- the Mayan name is Kukulcan. This photo will be in the Second edition of Oak Island Unearthed, John O'Brien's precise/scientific theory and... More
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