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Kukulcan Pyramid

Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
+52 998 283 0423
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This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.
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Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
+52 998 283 0423
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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Amazing breathtaking pyramid really is breathtaking had a amazing experience with the tour guide with all stories that he gave the tour however if you go on a hot day bring water ! It's very humid in the bush !

Thank Vanderhessan
Reviewed 21 May 2015

I have reviewed the wider Chichen Itza elsewhere but thought I'd say something specific about the main attraction, the Kukulcan Pyramid or also known as El Castillo, the castle. This is a truly wonderful structure which has been lovingly restored and finished superbly on two...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Loved our day trip to Chichen Itza. How the ancient mayans built this is as mind boggling as how the Egyptians built their pyramids. It's highly recommended to hire a tour guide like we did as these guys go into great detail into what you're...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This is a must see. Rightfully designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's hard to grasp it all in one visit. Although the pyramid, the most magnificent structure left from the Mayan world is surely the focal point, the surrounding area is replete with...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 14 May 2015

When I visited Chichen Itza fifteen years ago, you could climb the pyramid, and I did. You can't climb it now, but I probably wouldn't have tried it because I'm a bit older! Our guide told us that someone called the area "Chicken Pizza" perhaps...More

1  Thank KayTee9
Reviewed 30 April 2015

April - May are the hottest month here. Be prepared to brace the heat. A big hat is advisable unless you want to carry the silly pink umbrellas..:) around. I was taken back and humbled when I saw the ruins. Apparently, they knew a thing...More

4  Thank Sunetra C
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Incredible structures from one of the most intelligent people in the world - the Mayans. Definitely worth a visit. It's a shame you cannot climb the pyramid. Very hot! The tour company we booked with provided umbrellas to shelter you from the sun which was...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 23 April 2015

A must see site. Just be prepared for a all day tour from Cancún. If you choose to visit the Cenote Ik kil the tour will be longer, check if lunch is included in the package.

2  Thank Anderson C
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The tallest pyramid in Chichen Itza, and ancient relic left over from the Mayan culture. The temple was used for meditation and religious practices of Mayan kings and was used to warship the Sun god. It is certainly a must to see this grand structure...More

Thank mbobro2
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We took our time to see every building in this so easily navigatable complex and it took us exactly 4 hours. Indeed: come early!

1  Thank Jurgen B
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27 November 2016|
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Response from dbradcoleman | Reviewed this property |
This is the main building at the Chichen Itza site. Lots of other things to do there, and lots of people wanting to sell stuff.
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10 September 2015|
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Response from wldtravels | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was from Cozumel, so the bus started from Playa del Carmen after we got off the ferry. It took 2 hours by road to get to Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmen, which now seems faster than the Cancun road trip... More
31 July 2015|
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Response from Paloma_Mariana | Reviewed this property |
Kukulcan is the Maya word fir the puramid, the feathered serpent, who returns each equinox. There is no food within the grounds of Chichen itza. The closest cenote is cenote Sagrade (sacred cenote) it is not the most... More