Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Cuernavaca

4.6
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Cuernavaca
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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  • Unique and special archaeological area in pre-Hispanic Mexico, quetzalcoat pyramid celebrates the astronomical theme in Mesoamerica, spectacular view of the rodeo lagoon and the ball game, excellent place for the little ones to delve into the culture and history of the Pre-Columbian Mexico, close to Cuernavaca and food areas. 100% recommended
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  • A site not to be missed! Impresionante Acr-polis! Temples raised on altitud terraces gives stunning scenery. Don't miss Musee from the super Interesante site! Lots of walking bring water
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  • It was closed for construction due to the earthquake. I didn’t get to go climb on it. Took couple of pictures that I was here and it would’ve been great to experience it. The place is pretty big and cool. Great for family, friends, kids to come enjoy this historic site.
  • Very disappointed, the ruins are closed for the next 18 months due to the earthquake. It would be nice to have this posted somewhere. Not the ruins fault.
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