Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá

Information about Chichén Itzá

Direccion: 128 km de Marida en direccion a Cancun, Mexico - See on the Map

Chichén Itzá that in the Mayan language means Boca-del-pozo (chichén) of the sorcerers-de-agua (Itzá) is one of the main and most visited archaeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula, in Mexico.

Chichén Itzá was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered one of the "Seven New Wonders of the World". The archaeological site covers an area of 6.5 square kilometers. It has the southern area that dates back to the seventh century and shows the Mayan style construction Puuc and the central area, built after the arrival of the Toltecs around the 10th century, shows the fusion of the Puuc architectural styles and the central highlands of Mexico .

The most impressive structures of Chichén Itzá are located in the central zone. There you will find the Ball Game, temples, the spectacular Castle (Pyramid of Kukulkan) and the Mayan stone calendar that measures 25 meters. The Toltec warriors are represented in the engravings that are found around the entrance, in the upper part of El Castillo. Local guides will give you detailed information about Chichen Itza and even take you to a Sacred Cenote.

Chichén Itzá is located in the state of Yucatán, 128 km from Mérida in the direction of Cancún