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And tho we enjoyed our visit to Cacaxtla, it meant we had lost the time we had allocated to visit the other site. Happy enough with this one tho, good quality painted murals, had the place to ourselves. Expect everyone else were driving around the...More
Cacaxtla and Xochitecatl are right next to each other and the same ticket (80 Pesos) gets you into both.
Cacaxtla is basically a covered over pyramid to protect the murals that are the main drawcard. An hour at this site is about all you'll need....More
It is definitely worth a visit to Cacaxtla and Xochitecatl if you are at all interested in pre-hispanic history of Mexico. Here, you will see re-discovered murals, stone ruins, and have the treat of seeing views to Puebla and the volcanoes nearby.
Cacaxtla is all about the murals, which are very striking, with very vivid colours. It is nice to then walk up to Xochitecatl, where there are two very interesting pyramids with stunning views and an interesting sunken 'rock bath' used for ritual bathing. It is...More
This site is so impressive it is worth the effort in visiting & getting to the site., deserted when I visited . The painted wall paintings are simply stunning. The site has something of the Maya about it , the best preserved paintings are near...More
Cacaxtla is an often overseen Mexican archeological site we worth the trip and time to visit. Dated towards the en of the Teotihuacan period, well before the rise of the Aztects, the pyramid of Cacaxtla has some of the the best preserved pre columbian frescos....More
The place is big, well preserved. The pyramid is all under a big top so the sun and rain cannot damage the colors. The only problem is that the way to reach Cacaxtla has not enough signals. Better to carry your GPS
My husband and I love seeing the ruins and make sure we try and see ones that are close to where we stay. The fact that this ruin still has colored paintings on the walls are amazing! And it's great to see the government having...More