Oval Palace

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

This asymmetrical shaped temple known as the Oval Palace must have been a complex building process. While its exact purpose is unknown, archaeologist believe it may have been used in certain astronomical rituals, though there is evidence that people may have lived inside too.


This taller building is mostly intact, especially the base pyramid where stones look as if they have not moved an inch since they were laid.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Oval Palace may choose to book their trip in Yucatan, as visitors to this area of the Yucatan Peninsula will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. With only a small number of accommodations around the community surrounding Oval Palace, less tourist movement might be anticipated.

Hotels near Oval Palace
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Genesis Eco-Oasis Lodge 0.6 mi. (50.1 km) WNW
U-najil Cabanas Lodge 0.6 mi. (49.9 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Dining possibilities are a bit scarce in the area close to Oval Palace. Chaya's Natural Restaurant is an ideal locale to satisfy your hunger on your way to visiting Oval Palace, and is the most convenient dining option from it.


Contact Information

Location: Yucatan, Mexico


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