Uxmal Site

Uxmal Archaeological Site


Three times built or occupied, or the place where harvest thrives abundantly. The glyph Kak’nal, possibly the emblem of the city, is interpreted as “place of fire” or “the House of Fire.”

The Pyramid of the Magician, the Quadrangle of the Nuns, and the House of the Doves captivate the visitor. It is the most representative site of Puuc architecture (facades adorned with masks of the god Chaac, fretwork, panels with hieroglyphics, and towering crests).

Like many pre-Hispanic cities, the current formation of Uxmal is the result of a long period of occupation dating back to 800 B.C.

Near Stop

Distance Stop

17.39 miles (28 km)

Sitio Arqueológico de Uxmal


Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 17:00. Last entry at 16:00 pm.

$95.00 MXN (Mexican Pesos)

800 B.C. – 1100 A.D. | Classic Period

Where is the Uxmal Archaeological Site Located?

It is located 44.7 miles (72 km) southeast of the city of Mérida, in the municipality of Santa Elena, Yucatán.

  • Fee for professional cameras
  • INAPAM discount (for seniors)
  • Discount for students and teachers
  • Free admission on Sundays (Mexicans)
  • Free entry for children under 13 years old
  • No smoking, food and pets allowed

According to the legend of the dwarf of Uxmal, the Pyramid of the Magician was constructed in a single night.


Archaeological Site of Uxmal

Quadrangle of the Nuns

Temple of the Magician

The East Portico

The Cemetery Group

The North Annex Group

The House of the Turtles

The Pigeon Coop Group

Ball game

The House of the Bird God or House of Spells

Archaeological sites near Uxmal