ABOUT CHICHÉN-ITZÁ

An aerial map of the archeological site

Chichén-Itzá is one of the most amazing and interesting Maya sites that were ever discovered. It had its peak during the postclassic period, between 1000 and 1200 aC. In the so-called Toltec part of the site you can enjoy the Castillo, the pyramid where the famous feathered serpent still appears during the equinoxes, the biggest ballcourt that was found in Mesoamerica, the Cenote Sagrado, the most important sacrificial well used by the Mayas, and the huge group of the Thousand Columns. In the Maya part of the site you can admire structures like the High Priest's Grave, the well-known Caracol or Observatory, and the buildings the Nunnery and the Church.

I will give you extended information about the Toltecs, Mayas, Chichén-Itzá and other sites. You will learn more about standardbearers, atlantes figures, heavenly carriers, greca decorations, puuc and chenes styles and so on...

The tour that I offer you takes two hours. You need that time to be able to see the most important buildings. The ceremonial center we will visit is rather big, 3 square miles. The total area was more or less 20 square miles.

The cost of the tour is 900 pesos (or 53 US dollars or 50 euros).