The actual name seems to derive from “Oxmal” meaning "Thrice Built" referring apparently to the three occupations of groups Mayans, Xiues and Toltecs.
It exists the legend that this town was built in one night by the magical dwarf king. Uxmal is an ancient Mayan city of the classical period. Today it is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan culture, along beside those of Chichen Itza and Tikal. It is located in the "Puuc zone" and it is the most representative city of this architectural style: Its buildings, with smooth low walls and overhead, ornate friezes with depictions of the typical Mayan huts, represented with columns and thatched roofs, entwined serpents and in many cases two-headed, masks of the rain god, Chaac with their big noses representing lightning storms and feathered serpents with open jaws out of the same human beings.
The "Pyramid of the Magician," with five levels, and the "Governor's Palace" highlight.