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Cantona Archaeological Ruins

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Address: Cantona, Puebla, Mexico
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Cantona Mexico's Machu Pichu

I have been to Chichén, Coba, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Machu Pichu, all of these magical and amazing and with tourism to justify their status, Cantona is no different and doesn't fall... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Chichén, Coba, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Machu Pichu, all of these magical and amazing and with tourism to justify their status, Cantona is no different and doesn't fall short in any way when compared to any of these other cities. The place is magical beyond belief and when you finally reach the top of the citadel and look... More 

Thank tebanh
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This pyramids are like no other I've seen in Mexico. The site comprises a large area of terraces and platforms with a few pyramids and, unexplainably, 25 ball-game courts!!! The structures are fairly rustic made of volcanic rock with very few carved stones (mostly kept in the adjacent museum) The setting is arid with a great view of the Citlaltepetl... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Probably took around 90-100 minutes or so from San Pedro Cholula but it's good road the entire way and almost all of it is highway. I'd guess it's maybe 15 minutes less if you leave from Puebla's Centro Historico. We spent about 2 to 2.5 hours exploring and we didn't see all of it. It is huge! You initially go... More 

Thank jaimexplorer
Mexico City, Mexico
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

These ruins are quite spectacular as they are quite different from others I've seen. They have lovely walled walkways, striking vegetation and wonderful views. There is a nice little museum you can visit before climbing up to the ruins. Once at the top, you can really get a sense of the scale of what this city must have been like.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Like most of the reviews here, we were super impressed by these ruins! They are expansive, in great condition, and in a beautiful setting. We only saw three or four other groups the whole time we were there...which is really nothing given the grand scale of the complex. Guessing that it will get more crowded as the word gets out,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We only knew about Cantona because of the reviews here. I'm so glad we went. Most Mexican ruins all that's left are the major temples, here you can see the layout of the streets, what private family properties were like and more. There are more than 25 ball courts, the most in Mexico. There are over a hundred temple complexes.... More 

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oaxaca, oaxaca
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The ruins are so very different than other ruins we have visited in Mexico. One truly gets a sense of what life was like. There are never many visitors and in the quietness it is easy to hear the noises of life from long ago. The ruins open at 9AM. We wanted to go early so we stayed at the... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This vast ancient city lasted longer than most so was maintained longer. The whole area still has city streets and walls with many home platforms as well as larger temples. All in a beautiful natural setting with mountain backdrops.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I did a daytrip by public transport from Oaxaca in order to see this place. The place is huge, and because of the vegetation and surroundings, it is very unique. Would definitely recommend going there!

Thank SpaciousEarth
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I visited in February of 2016 on a Saturday and the ruins were all but deserted. It is so large and so beautiful. Make sure to wear comfortable STURDY shoes or sandals as you will be walking and climbing on stone and through rocky soil the entire time you are here. The Mexicans are so respectful of their treasures: we... More 

Thank Janet W

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