Chichen Itzá Tourist Attractions

Chichen Itzá Tourist Attractions

Know through our guide of attractions the pleasant places offered by Chichen Itza, State of Yucatan. These common spaces for tourists and for residents are the fruit of hard work and that thanks to joint efforts these attractions can be visited and enjoyed.

Temple of Kukulcan
The Temple of Kukulcan, also known as ´El Castillo´, is the most representative structure of the Maya, on the site. It was built between 300 and 450 A.D.The Castle has 7 tiers and a staircase on each of its 4 sides, each with 91 steps equaling a total….
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Kukulcan´s Descent
Twice a year, on March 21st and September 22nd respectively, on the spring and fall equinoxes, when the day and night last exactly 12 hours each, you can witness a spectacular shadow effect that resembles a serpent slithering down to the bottom of the staircase…
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Las Monjas
One of the more notable structures at Chichen Itza is a complex of Terminal Classic buildings constructed in the Puuc architectural style. The Spanish nicknamed this complex Las Monjas (“The Nuns” or “The Nunnery”) but was actually a governmental palace.
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Observatory or Caracol
To the north of Las Monjas is a round building on a large square platform nicknamed El Caracol or “the snail” for the stone spiral staircase inside. Although most of the observation chamber has collapsed, it was so peculiarly built and positioned, that archaeologists surmise…
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Akab Dzib
Located to the east of the Caracol, Akab Dzib means, in Maya, “The House of Mysterious Writing.” An earlier name of the building, according to a translation of glyphs in the Casa Colorada, “the flat house with the excessive number of chambers,” and it was…
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Sacred Cenote or Sinkhole
Those who visit Chichen Itza should not miss to visit and admire its Sacred Cenote, a water mirror that measures near 60 centimeters of diameter. In this place rings, necklaces, gold and jade objects were recovered and many other treasures of the Mayan culture.
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