CHICHEN ITZA
CHICHEN ITZA

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A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988.

Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan city in the world, is located 128 km southeast of Mérida and receives more than a million tourists a year. In its time of greatest splendor, it was the most powerful city in the Yucatan peninsula.

This site was founded around 525 AD by the Chanes of Bacalar, this Mayan group also found cities like Ek Balam and Motul. Around the year 800 AD, the Toltecs invaded the area, merging the two cultures. At the end of the Late Classic period, around the 9th century, Chichén became one of the most important political centers of the Mayab. And ultimately developed into a center of political and economic power in the Yucatan peninsula from 900 to 1,500 AD.

Chichen Itzá covers an area of 6.5 square kilometers and visitors can visit it completely in just one day. The archaeological zone is made up of two zones. The southern part has its origins in the 7th century and has Puuc Mayan-style buildings, typical of the Yucatan region, while the central area of Chichen Itza, built in the 10th century with the arrival of the Toltecs, shows a clear combination of the Puuc and Toltec style.

Chichén Itzá covered over two square miles and was made up of various spaces and constructions, for both everyday and ceremonial purposes.

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Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

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