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The Cacaxtla-Xochitecatl Archeological Site

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Address: Circuito Perimetral S/N | Nativitas, Tlaxcala, Nativitas Municipality 90720, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 246 416 0000
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Although over 1,000 years old, the ruins from this...

Description: Although over 1,000 years old, the ruins from this archaeological site are well-preserved, including a series of virtually untouched murals.

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Historyof, Cacaxtla is an amazing Archaeological site.

Am amazing site that is still being worked on in where you can see amazing digs that is still being done to this day. Cacaxtla is an archaeological site located near the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Am amazing site that is still being worked on in where you can see amazing digs that is still being done to this day. Cacaxtla is an archaeological site located near the southern border of the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. It was a sprawling palace containing vibrantly colored murals painted in unmistakable Maya style. Wikipedia Address: Circuito Perimetral S/N, San... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The place can be reached by public transport from Puebla, but requires some walking. Cacaxtla offers murals and is interesting, but due to being under roof it feels more like being inside a museum than at the ancient ruins. Xochitecatl however is another story, and is very amazing place to visit. It's enfused with esoteric symbolism and it just felt... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A must see for those interested in the archaeology and history of Mexico. This ruin was discovered in the 1970's when several brilliantly painted murals were discovered and carefully preserved. Admission to Xochitecatl pyramid is also included in the admission price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was one of those surprising ruins that when you arrive, you are imediatly surprised. Not only the ruins, but the amound of time, energy and cost that has gone behind protecting which are some of the most beautiful murals I've ever seen. Well worth the effort to get there, make sure and take GPS device. It is hard to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We hired a private travel guide through our hotel (Meson de la Sacrista) that happened to be one of the original architects that excivated this site. What a treat. He provided insights that were priceless. We absolutely love history and were amazed with this site and the fact that it's inhabitants were not Myan. They lived during the same time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

wonderful site to visit if you are in to archeology or history. get a guide as it will make your visit better. the staff are great for information. don't skip the museum located on the property.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cacaxtla is an archaeological site near the city of Puebla where visitors find rare original paintings of the pre-classic era (600-1,200 AC) - the climb to the top of the hill is not bad, for it is well paved and steps are easy supported by hand rails. Visitor bathroom facilities are clean and the museum shop is nice too. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

First of all, the previous review is not about Xochitecatl. I'm guessing that its supposed to be about Xochimilco in Mexico City. I sent a message to TripAdvisor but doubt that they'll ever remove the incorrect review. That being said - Xochitecatl is interesting and definitely not commercialized. I saw maybe a couple other people while I was there. There's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Cacaxtla has a nice museum with artifacts (unfortunately the signs are only in Spanish) and those wonderful murals. Xochitecatl has a tiny museum (still worth a visit) and neat pyramids that 1) you can climb, 2) aren't that tall so are easy to climb and 3) offer nice views when you get to the top. Wear gym shoes or hiking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

A short drive from Puebla, the site is interesting and only takes a couple of hours to visit in detail. Make sure to get a good guide as the museum is very small but really interesting if someone knowlegeable explains the pieces. The pyramid itself is set up so parties follow a wooden boardwalk. This not only provides protection for... More 

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