YM Tour: Experience Uxmal As You’ve Never Seen It Before

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El Palomar is a Puuc-style building in Uxmal, which is characterized by its low, smooth walls that open onto ornate friezes based on representations of typical Maya huts. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine

Join us on Monday, Dec. 18 to explore the ancient city of Uxmal, including a section recently opened to the public, stunning Palomar and its grand palace.

El Palomar is a massive architectural complex in Uxmal that was home to the elite as early as the 7th Century. The Palace at El Palomar features striking crestwork, mosaics, and several impressive adjacent structures. 

We will also visit the rest of the site, emphasizing recent discoveries and excavations, which are plentiful.

After visiting Uxmal, we will travel 20 minutes to Kabah and take in this ancient city’s beauty. Archaeologists posit that Kabah was the first true power in the Puuc region.

Uxmal is to the south of Yucatán’s state capital, Mérida. Map: Google Maps

For 2,500 pesos, the tour includes all transportation, tickets, lunch at a Yucatecan restaurant, bottled water along the way, and the guiding services of Yucatán Magazine Senior Editor Carlos Rosado van der Gracht — a certified INAH guide and Ph.D. candidate in the field of Heritage Studies. 

Detail of Kabah’s Codz Poop, also known as the temple of the masks. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Departure is at 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, from La Mejorada Park in downtown Mérida. We will return no later than 5 p.m. the same day.

Space is limited, so please RSVP with Yesica at yesicabenitez@roofcatmedia.com

*If you have an INAPAM card or INE, please bring it along.

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy, and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.
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