Pyramid of the Magician

Carretera Federal 261
Uxmal, YU - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Pyramid of the Magician is near the site entrance. Also called The Sorcerer (Templo El Adivino), this impressive structure is both taller (some 125 feet) and steeper than El Castillo, the pyramid at Chichén Itzá. It actually contains five superimposed layers that correspond to Uxmal's five separate periods of construction. The walls are rounded rather than sharply angular, an unusual feature. Stairways ascend the eastern and western sides. The western stairway is very steep (a 60-degree angle); the eastern stairway is not quite as steep. Climbing the pyramid is not permitted.