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Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.
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Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After visiting over the years many archaeological sites of different cultures in Mexico, it's always a pleasure to return to Xochicalco (pronounced 'Sotchycalco') located about half an hour's drive south of the city of Cuernavaca, in the State of Morelos. What makes this site quite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ramonmp53
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located south of Cuernavaca, 1.15 hrs from Mexico City, this site shows elements of the Aztec Culture like ball game and pyramid-based temples.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MaruyEnrique
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We loved visiting these ruins. Our guide said the area dates back to the Toltecs. Much of the ruins are very well preserved. There is much climbing and walking so be sure to have comfy shoes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissMem
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Xochicalco is a great museum with signs in multiple languages. My family visited the archaeological site as a self guided tour. We enjoyed the sites tremendously!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RubiaGal
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Well preserved and fascinating. The museum is outstanding, and the underground observatory is like another world. It is sunny and hot in the area, so be sure to wear a hat.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mike N
Reviewed 19 November 2018

I think this is the most beautiful temple in Central Mexico that we visited with its spectacular setting, beautiful carvings, lovely site--including living quarters for the elite in the "Acropolis" and the fantastic museum. One warning--we could not find food nearby--I would recommend bringing a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Xochicalco with our guide Carlos Cortes. This is a very interesting site with a good museum which had a lot of good material. The site sits atop a small mountain and had great views all around it. They aren't a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PerthBobcat
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Excelente trip, great scene, safe and amazing. The site is well taken care of and the location guides are knowledgeable and very nice. Above our expectations

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OscarM2968
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We visited the pyramids of Xochicalco with a guide, Carlos Cortes, who can be found via his email address ciudadfantastica@hotmail.com. Carlos was very knowledgeable about the Xochicalco zone and his English is excellent. He picked us up in his private car at our Cuernavaca hotel,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

The Xochicalco is a classic in many ways.The site is just outside Cuernavaca and easy to reach.We visited midweek and it was very quiet.It is busier at the weekends we were told. There is a very attractive museum alongside which give insights into the culture...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Frankiepb98
5 January 2018|
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Response from jetturtle2000 | Reviewed this property |
Hola Frankiepb98, daños a la zonas Arqueológicas fue extensiva. Visita la pagina de INAH si quieres la información más reciente antes de tu visita. Mi impresión cuando yo visite en Octubre 2017 fue que la zona va estar... More
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Carmina63
20 November 2017|
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Response from carolanne r | Reviewed this property |
From what I know, Xochicalco has been closed for structural renovations and will not open until further notice. This information is updated on their official webpage.
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Analupe
22 March 2017|
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Response from 100edc | Reviewed this property |
From Cuernavaca we went to the Pullman bus station and caught a "directo" bus to Xochicalco. we went during a weekday and we're dropped off at the "crusero" hwy crossing just south of the ruins. we walked no more than a few... More
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