Chichen Itza Landmarks

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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

Like learning about the historical roots of countries you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions during your time in Chichen Itza. You can click on the site names to see additional information.

A common landmark for vacationers is Chichen Itza. It is located within the heart of Chichen Itza. Located on the Chichen Itza compound are a collection of 17 ruins waiting for visitors to explore, many of which have been restored to their former glory using the same materials as the Mayas originally did. Important structures here include El Castillo, or the Temple of Kukulcan, a massive temple with stairs running up both sides and watched over by two serpent heads.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit El Caracol. It can be found at Chichen Itza and situated in Chichen Itza. This early observatory has windows that line up with different constellations at different parts of the year, allowing the Mayas to keep track of the seasons. In addition to the stars, the Mayas also tracked the sun, allowing them to predict the seasons and best harvesting time.

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

View this table to learn more about historical sites in Chichen Itza.

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

Fortunately, Chichen Itza is home to other attractions. To learn about more other attractions for Chichen Itza, go to this page.


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