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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

Consider staying in Chichen Itza if you plan on visiting Colonnades, since those visiting this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, perhaps because there aren't many lodgings in the vicinity.

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

You'll find a fair number of food places to pick from in the area near Colonnades. The closest restaurant is La Casa Del Mayab, which is an easy to reach buffet. La Casa Del Mayab is maybe about one and a quarter miles from this landmark, so stop by and enjoy a meal. Also within reach, you and your companions will encounter options such as Xunan and Las Mestizas so hopefully, at least one of these nearby picks will delight the whole party.


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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