Go and visit the pyramid of the plumbed serpent. The history and architecture are well worth the trip. Bring a hat and sunglasses as it is hot. The vista is spectacular. Go into the cave and tour to the sun shaft.
About Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco
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build in 650-900 AD. Museum and grounds are amazing. recommend that you get a tour guide with strong knowledge of Mexican history.
This pristine archeological site less than an hour's drive from Cuernavaca is a quiet treasure with a good museum before or after you walk thru the site. No food is sold there, no crowds are destroying your tranquil visit: this is the anti-Teotihuacan pyramid site.
I live this pyramid much more than Teotijuacan pyramid because you can really enjoy the ambience much more when there are not so many tourists.
The whole site is in an immaculate condition. There is enough to see and explore, to easily spend half or even full day. We stayed there until it was shut down in the evening and enjoyed the wonderful sunset and view into the valley.
Xochicalco is a very well preserved place telling about the pre-hispanic history of Mexico. All the sights have a barcode which can be scanned with you smartphone and a voice will describe about that specific monument. Don't miss the observatory visit.
If you want to see pyramids and pre-Colombian ruins including ball fields, go to Xochicalco, outside of Cuernavaca. Interesting and awesome. There is an observatory with a hole through the rocks that shows the equinox. Spiritual. Look for copal trees.
Be sure to allocate enough time to climb the pyramids and associated grounds of this site. The museum is impressive and the guided tour is very informative.
This site is in a beautiful setting, has a worthwhile museum attached to it, and there is a lot to see, just within the main ruins. I suggest allowing at least 3 hours on-site if you want to see the museum and not feel too...More