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The Romans and Greeks weren't the only column builders. Part of the greater Chichen Itza ruins, these columns give insight into the kind of complicated structures completed by the Mayas.


The Colonnades structure is made up of over five hundred columns that form an "L" shape. In total it takes over 3500 stones to make this complex, and that is not even including the roof that once stood on top of the columns.

Staying Close

Colonnades is located in Chichen Itza, ensuring those staying in this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With just a small number of accommodations around the neighborhood surrounding this historical site, a small amount of tourist traffic might be bargained on.

Hotels near Colonnades
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) S
Hacienda Chichen Resort Lodge 1.5 mi. (2.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

If you find your belly rumbling after your visit here, you might enjoy heading to one of the nearby restaurants. The nearest eatery is La Casa Del Mayab, which is an easy to come by buffet. The eatery is a brief ways off, but out of the way enough that you may decide to make arrangements for taking advantage of a means of transport to get there. Also near Colonnades you and your group will find eateries including Xunan and Las Mestizas so you don't need to be picky, since you'll find a fair number eating options.


Operating Hours

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


Admission into the park is 88 pesos.

Contact Information

Location: Chichen Itza, Mexico


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