"Uxmal 2002" Ruinas Uxmal by Waxbag

Ruinas Uxmal Travel Guide: 111 reviews and 407 photos

Uxmal is one of the more interesting of all the Mayan cities. Although it is not considered one of the more important cities like Chichen Itza, Palenque, or Tikal, it is just as beautiful and interesting as the “Great Mayan Cities”. Its Puuc style architecture and art make Uxmal one of the more decorative cities with intricately carved statues and masks. It shares some of the same influences as Chichen Itza with colonnades, serpent heads, and giant Chac masks with curved noses.

I really like how the city structures are built on different levels giving the viewer various perspectives.

The Governor's Palace is a great example of Puuc style architecture. It has Chac faces and intricately carved geometric carvings throughout.

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  • Pros:Excellent Ancient Mayan City
  • Cons:Can Be Touristy But Not Nearly As Bad As Chichen Itza
  • Last visit to Ruinas Uxmal: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 2:14 AM

    The Magician's Temple does just pop out of the forest. We missed the smaller sites like Xlapak and Kabah. Maybe next time.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 11:32 AM

    Wish I were there :) Pretty damn good place!!!


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