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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

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Address: Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
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+52 737 374 3090

Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important...

Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.

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Very nice and impressive place!

This place is definitely worth while. It is huge, fantastic and impressive. Very beautiful. Additionally it is only about 1 hour away from Cuernavaca.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely worth while. It is huge, fantastic and impressive. Very beautiful. Additionally it is only about 1 hour away from Cuernavaca.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in the middle off the week and we basically had the place to ourselves. What a great site to explore the museum was spectacular with plenty of amazing artifacts. Because we came in the middle of the week there wasn't any transportation from town so we had to wait a while for a scheduled bus to pick us... More 

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Mexico City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xochicalco is a kind of secret. Why? Because is not in the regular rutes of the big tourism. So, you can visit an amazing place enjoing at the same time the silence, the sound of nature, and a historic city planty of information about the past of Mexico.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

While not the most amazing ruins in Mexico, Xofhicalco is a nice place to visit. Since it's kind of out of the way, you will probably be the only visitors there. We spent a couple of hours walking around enjoying the place and the beautiful scenery you see from there (it's on a hill, so there are nice views). There... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went there by using public transprot from Tepoztlan (Morelos). Definitely very interesting place. What impressed me the most is the double courtyard of the structure on the main plaza, and also the carving of the temple of Feathered Serpent is quite something, as is the fact that there is no entrance door to inside of this temple, yet you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

One of my highlights on my trip to Mexico. This site is so beautiful and picturesque. So many different things to see. Cannot recommend this attraction enough. Definite must-do!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It took 2 and half hours from Mexico city to reach Zona de archaeology of Xochicalco. The ruins of thousand years back are preserved so well. Astronomical observatory is amazing,it was used to study the movement of sun. The main ceremonial center of the city has constructions built pointing the perfect directions on compass.When we clapped here, we heard the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've been to many archaeological sites throughout South And Central America. If you find yourself near Xochicalo you should check it out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Xochicalco is the ideal archaeological site to learn and experience what Pre-Hispanic life was about. This is the place where several tribe leaders met to perfect the calendar. Hire an English speaking guide if possible. Guides are available on site but not always bilingual, so ask your hotel staff. The museum is well worth the visit and all facilities are... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Breath taking would be words I would describe the Xochicalco ruins. I went in mid January of this year and it was perfect weather! I went with my mother and cousin and there were very few people (which made the experience feel even more intimate and magical!) You will need at LEAST 4+ hours to fully explore the area calmly.... More 

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