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Cantona Archaeological Ruins

Cantona, Puebla, Mexico
+52 222 205 2697
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Great Surprise

Visited the Cantona Ruins in Puebla on our way to Coatepec Veracruz for the weekend. I have lived... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Cantona Mexico's Machu Pichu

I have been to Chichén, Coba, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Machu Pichu, all of these magical and amazing and... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
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Cantona, Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Visited the Cantona Ruins in Puebla on our way to Coatepec Veracruz for the weekend. I have lived 3 years in Tlaxcala / Puebla and never heard of them before. It was a worthwhile trip. Located at around 10 minutes from the Highway Toll toward...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to Chichén, Coba, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Machu Pichu, all of these magical and amazing and with tourism to justify their status, Cantona is no different and doesn't fall short in any way when compared to any of these other cities. The place is...More

1  Thank tebanh
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This pyramids are like no other I've seen in Mexico. The site comprises a large area of terraces and platforms with a few pyramids and, unexplainably, 25 ball-game courts!!! The structures are fairly rustic made of volcanic rock with very few carved stones (mostly kept...More

Thank JoseDW
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Probably took around 90-100 minutes or so from San Pedro Cholula but it's good road the entire way and almost all of it is highway. I'd guess it's maybe 15 minutes less if you leave from Puebla's Centro Historico. We spent about 2 to 2.5...More

1  Thank jaimexplorer
Reviewed 21 January 2017

These ruins are quite spectacular as they are quite different from others I've seen. They have lovely walled walkways, striking vegetation and wonderful views. There is a nice little museum you can visit before climbing up to the ruins. Once at the top, you can...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Like most of the reviews here, we were super impressed by these ruins! They are expansive, in great condition, and in a beautiful setting. We only saw three or four other groups the whole time we were there...which is really nothing given the grand scale...More

Thank chicago_mak
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We only knew about Cantona because of the reviews here. I'm so glad we went. Most Mexican ruins all that's left are the major temples, here you can see the layout of the streets, what private family properties were like and more. There are more...More

Thank Canute_the_Great
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The ruins are so very different than other ruins we have visited in Mexico. One truly gets a sense of what life was like. There are never many visitors and in the quietness it is easy to hear the noises of life from long ago....More

2  Thank 2oaxaca
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This vast ancient city lasted longer than most so was maintained longer. The whole area still has city streets and walls with many home platforms as well as larger temples. All in a beautiful natural setting with mountain backdrops.

Thank culturetravler
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I did a daytrip by public transport from Oaxaca in order to see this place. The place is huge, and because of the vegetation and surroundings, it is very unique. Would definitely recommend going there!

1  Thank SpaciousEarth
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brian c
31 May 2015|
Response from asedi09 | Reviewed this property |
es un lugar muy interesante es diferente a los lugares arqueologicos de mexico estan las construcciones en una pequeña elevacion con una vista espectacular tiene museo tienda baños estacionamiento es una buena eleccion... More
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Lauren W
18 April 2015|
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Response from goldenknut |
Also if you do go, it gets very hot there, take water /food with you as on site there is no shop to buy drinks.. there is a small gift shop but amazingly they do not sell water. you can easily spend 3 - 5 hours there