Church (La Iglesia)

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While researchers still do not know what this building was used for, the Spanish saw fit to name it "La Iglesia" or " The Church", and it is still called that today.


The outside of this building is extensively carved with images, designs and symbols.

Staying Close

Church (La Iglesia) is located in Chichen Itza, meaning travelers to this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, perhaps because there is only a small number of lodging options close.

Hotels near Church (La Iglesia)
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) ENE
Hacienda Chichen Resort Lodge 1.5 mi. (2.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

There are plenty of options to pick from in the region around Church (La Iglesia). The most frequented nearby place to eat is La Casa Del Mayab, which is an easy to reach buffet. It's only around one and a quarter miles from this site's location, so grab a table and try something off the menu. Xunan and Las Mestizas are some of the other food and drink options near Church (La Iglesia) where visitors will be able to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean scene.


Operating Hours

The park is open from 8:00am until 5:30am.


The admission into the Chichen Itza park is 88 pesos.

Contact Information

Location: Chichen Itza, Mexico


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