House Of The Deer

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The House of the Deer was once the scientific center of the Chichen Itza. It was here that Mayas carried out research and experiments. The name, however, is a mystery. No where in the building is any significance of a deer mentioned; a mystery yet discovered by the archaeologist.


The House of the Deer is today left half standing, with a portion of it completely collapsed. However, from the front it is hard to tell that there is much damage to the structure at all as you look up at it on top its tall courtyard-pedestal.

Staying Close

House Of The Deer is located in Chichen Itza, which means those visiting this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, particularly since there are so few places to stay close.

Hotels near House Of The Deer
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) E
Hacienda Chichen Resort Lodge 1.4 mi. (2.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

If you find yourself hungry after spending time at this historical site, you might enjoy trying one of the eateries nearby. La Casa Del Mayab is an easy to come by buffet and also the closest restaurant. The restaurant is around one and a quarter miles from this site's location, so stop in and try something off the menu. Also near House Of The Deer you'll have options like Xunan and Las Mestizas allowing you to choose between several food and drink options.


Operating Hours

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


Admission into the Chichen Itza park is 88 pesos.

Contact Information

Location: Chichen Itza, Mexico


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