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El Castillo

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing structure with an interesting history (provided by tour guide). A must see! (Tip: to deal with the sun/heat, I recommend ample sun screen, water and a hat!)

Thank jkumpon
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit with so much mysterious history, not sure you can climb to top of the main pyramid anymore but other places within the site like the main arena still accessible

Thank Rich9606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great wonder of the world, it's amazing how well it has been restored and how it was even made. There's so much detail in the way it was made and why (as a calendar) that you really wouldn't understand if you did...More

Thank love2travl08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll find no moat around this castle. But seriously, it is impressive in size and detail. From the number of steps up to the temple [365] to it's orientation [east to west, and north to south] with the sun, moon and stars (such as Venus)...More

Thank j3mmr71
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Really enjoyed this tour. But it is very hot out, so dress light! Wear hats or bring an umbrella...Expect to see a lot of people selling souvenirs it's almost a turn off. But I guess that's their source of income. Our tour guide Luis was...More

Thank Melody V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

As mentioned, this is the best attraction in the Chichen Itza area. It is hardly confusing as to why it has been considered as one of the modern wonders of the world. A visit early in the day is suggested.

Thank Anirudh_Anand
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Between El Catilo and Kulkulcan nearby you will see the two images you most associate with Mexico, never mind Chichen itza. It is a magnificent pyramid,a scarcely believable piece of human innovation with almost perfect stone steps towering above you reaching towards the temple at...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you are in Cozumel or Progreso, do what ever you can to see the Ruins of Chitchen Itza especially the Templo of Kulkulkan, the Caracol, and the great Cenote.

Thank stensrn
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had a brilliant Mexican tour guide who made our visit so interesting, so much knowledge and facts. Make sure you have a good guide it makes all the difference to the visit, without him we wouldn't have known so much detail about chichen itza....More

Thank kazzy9
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It's awesome to see in person! No you can't climb this temple, but it is so awesome to see this area it's worth the visit. I climbed one at Coba and all I saw was tree tops...

Thank we2luv2travelglobal
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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