Uxmal Mayan ruins – Image courtesy of Palimp Sesto/Wikimdea Commons

Introducing Uxmal

Explore Uxmal (pronounced oosh-mahl), an ancient Maya city of the classical period, characterized by low, horizontal palaces set around courtyards, and decorated with rich sculptural elements and details set amid a hilly landscape.

Stroll among the elaborate stuccowork and detailed façades of this World Heritage site, one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Climb the 30m to the top of the Pyramid of the Magician and explore the carvings of serpents, sculptures of the rain god Chaac and astrological symbols in the Governor’s Palace.

Admire the entwined serpents in the Nun’s Quadrangle, the House of Pigeons and the Ball Court.

Uxmal was the most important religious centre in the Puuc hills in the late classical period, and thrived from 850 to 950 AD.

Nearby lie four smaller sites – Sayil, Kabah, Xlapak and Labná. Together with Uxmal, these ruins are collectively known as the Puuc route.

Contact Information

Location: 62km southwest of Mérida
Admission: Admission: US$12, guide US$40
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm
Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 14 October, 2019
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