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Tulum Archaeological Site

  • Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Tulum, QR 77780

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Tulum is the most emblematic site of the coast of the Mexican Caribbean, due to its privileged location and the excellent conservation of its buildings and mural paintings. It is well known for its wall, which delimits the main complex on its north, south and west sides, since the eastern sector faces the Caribbean Sea; it has five entrances and two watchtowers. The site is presided over by El Castillo, the highest foundation of Tulum, which preserves a temple with three accesses ornamented with serpentine columns and two zoomorphic masks in the corners. In front of the Castillo there is a platform for dances and to the southwest is the Temple of the Initial Series, where the earliest documented date in Tulum was found: 564 AD.
Information obtained from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)