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Go Historic ID
318968
names
Chichén Itzá
"Well of the Itzáes"
coordinates
20.683561° N, 88.569031° W
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Essays on Chichén Itzá

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 29, 2011

    It can take a whole day to see the extensive ruins of Chichén Itzá, 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. continue reading →

Blog Posts on Chichén Itzá

Article Info

Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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