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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
+52 737 374 3090
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Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.
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Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
+52 737 374 3090
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both thought this was the best place to understand the history and culture of Mexico. Very informative and staff were outstanding. Went to Tepoztlan first but had wished we had come here first. If you only have time to do one this is the...More

1  Thank 1alan280
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited on Jan 10, 2018, and the museum and the archeological site are open, though some of the areas are closed off due to earthquake damage. The Temple of the Feathered Serpent IS accessible, and the carvings on the side are definitely the highlight...More

Thank Branden55
Reviewed 4 January 2018

A stunning site that is well worth the visit and not to be missed while visiting Cuernavaca or the Caves of Cacahualmilpa located nearby.

Thank dioslluvia
Reviewed 27 December 2017

After earthquake of September 19th, Xochicalco was closed due damages in the structure of the museum, however, since December 15, is open. The "pyramids" and other ancient structures are okay. Only the observatory is still closed. Anyway, Xochicalco is a great place to visit.

Thank IdealTravelMX
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Just an update on the last review. We were there on the 13th of November and the site was still closed. They may have reopened by now but be sure to double check. It was a longish day in the car with not much to...More

Thank Burnabonian57
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I booked from Hotel Riazor a Private Tour with Turistica Ortega to go to see Xochicalco but the Guide did not check to make sure that it was open so we drove hours and it was closed as well as the Museum because of Earthquake...More

Thank lilaroy99
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Due to structural damage to many of the Xochicalco’s ancient buildings, the site is closed to the public. INAH and México’s federal engineers are currently working on accessing the damage to make the site safe to the public. There are many others wonderful things to...More

1  Thank jetturtle2000
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Go and visit the pyramid of the plumbed serpent. The history and architecture are well worth the trip. Bring a hat and sunglasses as it is hot. The vista is spectacular. Go into the cave and tour to the sun shaft.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

build in 650-900 AD. Museum and grounds are amazing. recommend that you get a tour guide with strong knowledge of Mexican history.

Thank Marie92101
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This pristine archeological site less than an hour's drive from Cuernavaca is a quiet treasure with a good museum before or after you walk thru the site. No food is sold there, no crowds are destroying your tranquil visit: this is the anti-Teotihuacan pyramid site.

Thank Jonatha R
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6 January 2018|
Response from jetturtle2000 | Reviewed this property |
Hola Frankiepb98, daños a la zonas Arqueológicas fue extensiva. Visita la pagina de INAH si quieres la información más reciente antes de tu visita. Mi impresión cuando yo visite en Octubre 2017 fue que la zona va estar... More
20 November 2017|
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Response from CAROL R | Reviewed this property |
From what I know, Xochicalco has been closed for structural renovations and will not open until further notice. This information is updated on their official webpage.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
From Cuernavaca we went to the Pullman bus station and caught a "directo" bus to Xochicalco. we went during a weekday and we're dropped off at the "crusero" hwy crossing just south of the ruins. we walked no more than a few... More