Cancun is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Cancun one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Cancun is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Cancun or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Cancun. Explore the historical monuments of Cancun with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Cancun guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Cancun page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Cancun landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Cancun.
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08:00 am - 04:30 pm
Mexico’s historical legacy is rich and varied and the Mayans have left a stunning mark on the country with their beautiful stone structures. To travel to Cancun and to not see one of these magnificent constructions would be certainly missing out on the essence of this destination. Luckily, the Chichen Itza, one of these stunning relics of the...
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Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juarez Km 240, locales 1 & 2, Modulo B, 77780 QROO, Mexico
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Xel Ha Park is the ideal tourist attraction near Cancun for those of you travelling with a family. Not to be mistaken with a historic site of the same name Xelha which lies within the same premises, this theme park is an aquatic eco-tourism venue. However, do also check out the archeological site while you are here.
The park offers wonderful scuba ...
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Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The El Rey ruins are a group of lovely old Mayan buildings existing at what used to be a fishing village in Cancun. These gorgeous relics of a magnificent era gone by are certainly worth a trip to make. The city was abandoned but was the center of activity till the 1500s. Today this place looks astonishing with its natural and architectural beauty ...
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Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 15.3, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, QROO, Mexico
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Cancun Underwater Museum refers to the beautiful and eerie sculptures made by the artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Today, sculptures by other artists have also been added to the mix of underwate art. These underwater statues have all been preserved by the MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte).
There is a series of varied figurines that have found a won...
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Off Blvd Kukulcan Km 12.5, Cancun, Mexico
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Locally known as the Templo del Alacran, this temple is located on the highest point in Cancun at the Park Royal Cancun Resort. This temple got its name from the remains of scorpion sculpture that you can still see on its walls. Although this archeological site is surrounded by the towering hotels, it is still a beautiful reminder of the lost glory...
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Palenque, 21, 77505 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Although termed as a planetarium, this place is much more than that. It has actually a Water Museum, an auditorium and observatory. Keeping in view the importance of the Mayan civilization to Cancun, this planetarium invites you to visit the archaeological sites of the region. Moreover, you can also enjoy many astronomical and scientific ...