Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Cuernavaca

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Admire the ingenuity and artistry on display at Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, a complex of pre-Columbian structures and buildings. In its heyday, circa 700-900 CE, the old city had a population of around 20,000; most of the buildings on site date from this period. Among the many structures of interest across the large site, the most archaeologically significant is a temple built to honor the Feathered Serpent. Stylized carvings of the deity cover the temple, creating a detailed work of art. With our world travel planner, Cuernavaca attractions like Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Climb to the top and view the whole complex. Very interesting depictions of quetzalcoatl and priests along the sides of the top pyramid. The site is well maintained and so.....  more
    Definitely worth a visit. Climb to the top and view the whole complex. Very interesting depictions of quetzalcoatl and priests along the sides of the top pyramid. The site is well maintained and so.....  more »
  • This site is wonderful, for some reason, it is not so popular in tourist tours, so that makes it a huge plus for archeology lovers and first-timers, contemplation of history. A place with power and... 
    This site is wonderful, for some reason, it is not so popular in tourist tours, so that makes it a huge plus for archeology lovers and first-timers, contemplation of history. A place with power and...  more »
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  • Nice place to relax and have a drink with an appetizer of two. Friendly, accommodating staff.
  • There’s not much to see or learn here, it’s very limited. No access to the main monument, and I can’t believe they have installed rails and signs on top of it; complete disrespect to this ancient spiritual monument. They are also being uptight with the nonsensical disinfecting of feet and drying alcohol gel for hands on the way in. What is the point in vaccines when people carry on with this?? And since it’s during the dry season and the grass is too dried out and sharp to sit on. Look at it from the street and save yourself 85 pesos.

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