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Archaeology / Uxmal

Uxmal

The word Puuc refers to an architectural style exemplarily manifested in Uxmal and a tourist route of international renown. The Puuc style is characterized by monumental buildings, stone veneers on walls and vaults, geometric designs, columns within doorway frames, lattice ornaments and Chaac masks. The Puuc Route comprises the cities of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Oxkintok, Chacmultun and Labna.

The ancient city of Uxmal is locate in the southwest portion of the State of Yucatan, 78 kms due south from Merida. Its hallmark buildings are the Birds’ Quadrangle, Nuns’ Quadrangle, Governor Palace and Fortune-Teller’s Pyramid. The latter is 35 meters high, and hence its top is an ideal vantage point to admire this beautiful site.

 
The official site of the Merida Tourism Office, City Government of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Calle 59 between 52 and 50, Downtown Area. Phone: (999) 928-19-66 and 924-73-81. Email:turismo@merida.gob.mx