Landmarks in Chichen Itza

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A major destination for tourists with a fascination in Mayan culture, Chichen Itza serves as a home base for numerous sites and ruins which offer insight into what life was like for these mysterious people.  From temples to a ball court, there is much to be seen here. 

Historical Sites

Chichen Itza

If you enjoy experiencing the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions while vacationing in Chichen Itza. To learn additional information regarding each site, just click on the name.

One popular destination is Chichen Itza. It is situated in the heart of Chichen Itza. One of the Seven Wonders of the World as of 2007, Chichen Itza is perhaps the most popular and well-known Maya ruin in the Mexican Caribbean. The fact that it is so well known today is not surprising, considering in its heyday it was one of the most important religious and political centers of the culture.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is El Caracol. It is found within Chichen Itza and located in Chichen Itza. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Chichen Itza Ball Court: This playing field of an old Maya game still stands, and used to be a very important part of Maya ceremonial life. After the games, one of the teams was sacrificed, however, researchers are still not sure if it was the losers or the winners who were killed.

Review the chart below for information concerning historical sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Chichen Itza
Name Phone Location
Akab-Dzib -- 0.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza -- Central Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza Ball Court -- Central Chichen Itza
Chichen Viejo (Old Chichen) -- 0.6 mi. South of Central Chichen Itza
Church (La Iglesia) -- 0.2 mi. South West of Central Chichen Itza
Colonnades -- Central Chichen Itza
El Caracol -- 0.1 mi. South West of Central Chichen Itza
El Castillo -- Central Chichen Itza
House Of The Deer -- 0.2 mi. West of Central Chichen Itza
Nunnery -- 0.2 mi. South West of Central Chichen Itza
Ossuary -- Central Chichen Itza
Plattform Of The Skulls (Tzompantli) -- Central Chichen Itza
Red House -- 0.2 mi. West of Central Chichen Itza
Stacked Stones -- Central Chichen Itza
Steam Bath -- Central Chichen Itza
Temple Of The Warriors -- Central Chichen Itza
The Sacred Cenote -- Central Chichen Itza

If you want to learn about a wider variety of points of interest beyond just these, you might want to look at other locations. To get more information on other attractions for Chichen Itza, click here.


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