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is considered as one of the New 7 Wonders of the Worland a Unesco
World Heritage site, Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatan
Peninsula approximately two and a half hours away from Cancun.
word Chichen Itza in Mayan language is translated as
"At the mouth of the well of the water sorcerers". It was one of the
most important Mayan cities of the post-classic period. It
was considered as the center of power of the Yucatan Peninsula.
most important archaeological construction found here is the
Kukulkan Pyramid or "El Castillo" ("The Castle"). This
construction is made by a four sided pyramid crowned by a
rectangular temple on the top. Each side counts with a staircase of
91 steps which multiplied by 4 sides of the pyramid gives us 364
steps. One more step leads to the top temple representing 365 days
of the year.
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clear example of the knowledge that the Mayan culture had
regarding astrology is that they applied it into their architecture.
This is confirmed by the light and shadow phenomenon The Equinox
takes place every spring and autumn equinox in the Kukulkan Pyramid
in Chichen Itza. a shadow falls on the pyramid in the shape
of a serpent. As the sun sets, this shadowy snake descends the steps
to eventually join a stone serpent head at the base of the great
staircase up the pyramid’s side.
can find a variety of interesting constructions in Chichen Itza
The ball game court;
where the winners only had a one game winning streak as they were
then beheaded, to honor their gods.During ritual games here, players
tried to hit a 12-pound (5.4-kilogram) rubber ball through stone
scoring hoops set high on the court walls
The Temple of the Warriors;
is one of the most impressive structures at Chichen Itza It may be
the only known late classic Maya building sufficiently big enough
for really large gatherings.
The Observatory or "El Caracol":
(The Snail) was dedicated to the study of astronomy and it consists
of a tower erected on two rectangular platforms. The Observatory's
name is derived from the unusual stairway inside resembling a snail
The Sacred Cenote;
Dedicated to the Chac God, the Maya God of rain and lightning.
Located 300 meters north of the Chichen Itza compound, and connected
to it by a causeway, the Cenote (Sinkhole well)was central to
Chichen Itza Light & Sound Show: This Light & Sound Show
is an amazing multicultural experience with lights, music, history
legends that take place in the main Plaza and surrounds where you
will be delighted with this Mayan exhibition of culture and art.
How to Get to Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is
located two and a half hour from Cancun and under two hours from
Merida City. Bus services there are collective bus service from both
places, just be aware that many of this buses make stops in very
small towns during the ride and it can take about 4 hours.
When to Visit Chichen Itza
The ruins are open daily. Chichen Itza's climate is consistently
tropical—average temperatures are 93ºF (34ºC). Spring and autumn
equinoxes offer the chance to see the incredible shadow serpent of
El Castillo—but the often crowded site is absolutely packed at these
How to Visit
we offer different kind of tours for all preferences and budgets as:
Chichen Itza classic tour, Chichen Itza express tour, Chichen Itza
deluxe tour, Chichen Itza premier service tour, Chichen Itza sky
luxury cruiser tour, Chichen Itza with light and sound show tour or
if you are traveling with a group of friends or family we have the
option of renting a van to Chichen Itza and make your own tour.