House Of The Columns

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One of the more complex of the Maya ruins, the House of Columns featured six columns that held up the roof, providing those people inside. This palace likely housed someone or something important.


Shaped like an "L", this building was likely more difficult to build than the more traditional Maya buildings, and was built in stages. While the roof and two walls have collapsed, much of the ruins are in good shape, and it is easy to see what the building would have looked like when in one peace.

Staying Close

Consider staying in the Riviera Maya if you plan on visiting House Of The Columns, since visitors to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. If you'd like to book your stay near House Of The Columns, you'll find a reasonable number of hotels in the region to choose from.

Hotels near House Of The Columns
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Cabanas El Mirador Hostel 0.4 mi. (3.1 km) S
Xbalamque Tulum Eco Camp Lodge 0.5 mi. (2.9 km) NW
Mezzanine Hotel 1.3 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Zahra Cottages -- --
Diamante K Lodge 1.4 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Cabanas Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.6 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
L'hotelito Hotel 2.1 mi. (0.1 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

There are a few neighboring alfresco options to engage in during the times when you and your party are not exploring House Of The Columns. Historic site guests also wishing to get in a game of golf should look into the nearest course, Riviera Maya Golf Club. Long days can also be spent at Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach, the nearest beach. Though the selection isn't overly extensive, a couple other equally enjoyable beach and golf options exist in the area. Historic site guests will also find a variety of other local attractions within a reasonable distance. There are a pair of places you may enjoy -Temple Of The Pinturas and Tulum Maya Ruins- both of which are situated within a couple miles of the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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