Quick Facts on Chichén Itzá
- Short URL
- "Well of the Itzáes" Chichén Itzá
- Main date(s)
- 7th-12th centuries
- 20.683561° N,
Description of Chichén Itzá
It can take a whole day to see the extensive ruins of ChichÃ©n ItzÃ¡, which occupy 2.5 square miles. The site has two areas: the central "new" zone, which shows distinct Toltec influence, and the southern "old" zone, with mostly Puuc architecture. The most well-known monuments are in the new zone.
At the entrance is a large, modern visitors' center that includes a museum, a restaurant, bathrooms, and a bookstore. Here there are licensed guides who speak Spanish or English available for hire. A guide is not necessary, especially if you have a map or guidebook, but he or she can point out details you might otherwise miss and tell interesting stories about the ruins.
October 29, 2011
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