El Tajin, Papantla

Explore the ruins of a formidable city at El Tajin, an archaeological complex and World Heritage Site. The well-preserved city was one of the biggest and most culturally important during the Classic era of Mesoamerica. The height of its powers, between 600 and 1200 CE, saw the construction of the majority of the temples, palaces, and pyramids. Admire the artistry of the carvings on the main temple, showcasing decorative techniques unseen in other contemporary cultures in the region. To visit El Tajin on your holiday in Papantla, and find out what else Papantla has to offer, use our Papantla.
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  • Our first pyramid in Mexico, cannot wait to see more. El Tajin has lots of stories to share, even if most of the site and old city is destroyed. Just to imagine how they built such a magical place...  more »
  • Yes, the buildings left by the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of El Tajin are impressive and fun to walk through and marvel at. But the way this archeological site is managed is horrible - the worst...  more »
  • The site has been very well preserved kudos to the archaeology team. My tour guide has given close to 1 hour of detailed story about the constitution, usage of each of the structures and the history about the ball game, trading market and culture... Totally in love with the place. They don't allow drones or tripods so please leave them in your vehicles before entering the site.
  • This place is very nice, it is feeling a lot of warm, but it was beautiful, the culture is amazing and very interesting. The ticket is free on Sundays, is a good place to go with your family. I recommend to get a hat.
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