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  • Address: Mexico
  • Hours: Open 8am - 5pm daily.
  • Admission: $3.50
This minor archeological site on the Puuc Route south of Merida is worth visiting to see its Palace of the Masks, an ornate structure covered with hundreds of masks of the same figure: the rain god Chaac. This repeating motif is rare in Mayan art and perhaps illustrates the importance of water—or the lack of it some years. There are no underground cenotes in this area, so rainfall was the only source of water.

Artifacts have been found here going as far back as the third century BC, but most of what remains was built between the 7th and 11th centuries AD. It was abandoned soon after and was empty when the Spanish conquistadores arrived.

Some of the sculpted elements of the site have been whisked off to various museums, but several low stone buildings and pyramids remain. Since Kabah is in a region dotted with other ruins, it’s usually a quick stop as part of a multi-site tour.

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Location: 53 miles from Merida

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Uxmal and Kabah Tour from Merida, Merida, null

Uxmal and Kabah Tour from Merida

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Enjoy an early morning access tour to two main archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula: Uxmal and Kabah. Accompanied by a professional guide, you'll tour ...  Read more

Location: Merida, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00

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