PALENQUE
PALENQUE

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A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.

This archaeological site is located in the municipality of Palenque in the state of Chiapas. It is believed that the Mayans founded the city around 100 BC. However, its peak growth was between the years 500 to 700 BC, during the Classic Period. The influence exerted by Palenque was considerable throughout the basin of the Usumacinta, extending even as far away as Comalcalco.

It is one of the most outstanding sites of the Maya area, known for its exceptional elegance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs with their Mayan mythological themes. Palenque has been the object of interest of numerous travelers, explorers and researchers since the 18th century.

The total area of the archeological site is 1780 hectares and 1,400 buildings have been recorded, of which only about 10% have been explored.

The site is located inside a National Park surrounded by lush vegetation, , on the edge of the Lacandon rain forest home to hundreds of species of birds and mammals such as jaguars and howler monkeys.

Palenque Magical Town

Palenque Archaeological Site

Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque

A WINDOW TO THE ENIGMATIC MAYAN PAST

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