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El Castillo

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tour. But it is very hot out, so dress light! Wear hats or bring an umbrella...Expect to see a lot of people selling souvenirs it's almost a turn off. But I guess that's their source of income. Our tour guide Luis was...More

Thank Melody V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned, this is the best attraction in the Chichen Itza area. It is hardly confusing as to why it has been considered as one of the modern wonders of the world. A visit early in the day is suggested.

Thank Anirudh_Anand
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Between El Catilo and Kulkulcan nearby you will see the two images you most associate with Mexico, never mind Chichen itza. It is a magnificent pyramid,a scarcely believable piece of human innovation with almost perfect stone steps towering above you reaching towards the temple at...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you are in Cozumel or Progreso, do what ever you can to see the Ruins of Chitchen Itza especially the Templo of Kulkulkan, the Caracol, and the great Cenote.

Thank stensrn
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had a brilliant Mexican tour guide who made our visit so interesting, so much knowledge and facts. Make sure you have a good guide it makes all the difference to the visit, without him we wouldn't have known so much detail about chichen itza....More

Thank kazzy9
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It's awesome to see in person! No you can't climb this temple, but it is so awesome to see this area it's worth the visit. I climbed one at Coba and all I saw was tree tops...

Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Also known as the Kukulcan Pyramid, this is the main attraction of Chichen Itza. Go around the back if you want to get a photo with fewer strangers in it - most groups seem to hang around the front.

Thank PsychoSavager
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It was wonderful. Try and get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the worst of the heat.

1  Thank Charlieandaustinsmum
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Main monument at the site. Climbing is now prohibited. Amazing history of the Mayan and their rituals. Highly recommend using a guide to understand the history.

Thank SKOnLoose
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you love archeology like I do, this place is incredible! One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza has everything....a pyramid, ball court, observatory etc. It was amazing listening to our guide tell us the history of this Mayan city. Their...More

Thank teresa s
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Hello, Is this on the same site as the main Chichen Itza? Thanks
27 November 2016|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
Yes,El Castillo is the Spanish name for the main pyramid at the Chichen Itza site -- the Mayan name is Kukulcan. This photo will be in the Second edition of Oak Island Unearthed, John O'Brien's precise/scientific theory and... More